Thursday, December 05, 2013

Coca-Cola Hosts Free Screening of "MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom" for College Students

Coca-Cola hosts free screening of "MANDELA: Long Walk to Freedom" For College Students on December 5 at Regal Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coca-Cola Company will host a VIP screening for college students of the new film " MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom " on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Regal Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium, 7600 Katy Fwy. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. " MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom" is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming president and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

The film stars Golden Globe winner Idris Elba, ("Luther," "Prometheus") as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny in the latest Bond movie,"Skyfall" ) as Winnie Mandela. It is directed by Jason Chadwic ("The Other Boleyn Girl").

Admission to this special screening is free to college students, faculty and staff, but attendees must register using EventBrite at Seating for this event is limited, with tickets available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The evening will feature complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to win prizes.

The film, a production of the Weinstein Company, was produced by South African native Anant Singh, who was raised in apartheid in the eastern coastal city of Durban. Singh is recognized as South Africa's pre-eminent film producer, having produced more than 80 films since 1984. He is responsible for many of the most profound anti-apartheid films made in South Africa, including "Place of Weeping ," "Sarafina!" and "Cry, the Beloved Country." In granting Singh the film rights to his autobiography, Mandela called him "a producer I respect very much...a man of tremendous ability."

Who: The Coca-Cola Company

What: Free Screening of MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom for College Students

When: Thursday, December 5

6:00 p.m. - Doors open

7:00 p.m. - Screening

Where: Regal Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium

7600 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX

Free registration is available through EventBrite at Attendees are welcome to share this invitation.

SOURCE The Coca-Cola Company

CONTACT: P. Andrews-Keenan, 312.206.2821,

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