Southeastern’s Campus Activity Board held their annual movie event with the free showing of the film, SouthPaw, opening Tuesday morning and closing Wednesday night.
The C.A.B member Cecelia, who is responsible for making these movie nights possible said “All the films that were picked for the free showings are that in the beginning of the semester, we create a poll of films and then pick from those. A company of the name Swank gives us the rights to generate the movie on a sum of $10,000 contract. The movie than cost $700 to show. All things towards the movie are free to all students and the way C.A.B pays for all the fees is from the student’s annual tuition.”
The movie was released nationwide in theaters on July 24, 2015. The story follows Jake Gyllenhaal playing Billy Hope, the reigning lightweight champion of the world. Shortly after defending the title once again, an unexpected event happens in his life to turn it upside down. The film then follows him and how he has to climb back to the top. Like underdog movies before such as Rocky or Rudy, SouthPaw is a story is about not giving up.
C.A.B is the committee that is responsible for all the special events around Southeastern. Activities such as the annual free movie showings located in the Student Union Annex. C.A.B has shown films in the past such as The Avengers, Ant-Man, Jurassic World, and Insidious Three. The most recent film playing at the Student Union Annex SouthPaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker. Following Southpaw will be Straight Outta Compton, with that being the final film of the semester.