Exclusively for ABA Members

The American Bar Association and Open Road Films are offering screenings, contests and online programming to ABA members before the Oct. 13 release of MARSHALL, the new movie about Thurgood Marshall.

Synopsis of the film

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark case that desegregated schools, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, MARSHALL, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law:  the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.  

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Marshall Screening Times and Locations

Enjoy a free screening of MARSHALL before it hits theaters nationwide on Oct. 13!

The screening is restricted to ABA members and their guests, but seating is limited.Be sure to have your ABA Membership ID to complete your online registration.

To be directed to our Eventbrite page for a full schedule and  tickets: 



ABA Contest

You have two chances to win a trip for two to New York City for the Red Carpet Premiere of MARSHALL


Watch for Facebook posts related to MARSHALL from August 7 – 13, 2017 on the ABA page.  When you like or comment on these posts, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win tickets for you and a guest plus lodging and airfare.  You must be an ABA member to win.

*See official  rules and conditions here 


Our Instagram contest will be held on August 16 – 22, 2017. Be sure to follow our Instagram account and comment on our MARSHALL related post who your favorite supreme court justice is to be entered. This is only for current ABA Members!


*See official  rules and conditions here


These two drawings are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

Contact the ABA

For any questions about the social media contest, screenings or any general questions: