The event, 30 years after the production first played at the Curran theater ahead of its Broadway premiere, will reopen the Curran following a just-completed, extensive renovation.
The evening will be hosted by Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., who was mayor of San Francisco when FENCES premiered at the Curran in 1987. The event will be followed by a conversation with the cast including Denzel Washington, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williamson and Stephen McKinley Henderson.
100 tickets for this VIP event will be available by online public lottery.
Paramount Pictures, with the Curran theater and the San Francisco Film Society, will present the San Francisco premiere of the film FENCES, which has been adapted into a motion picture by the late August Wilson.
Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, a former Negro League player, now working as a waste collector, struggles to provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life.
The FENCES public lottery is CLOSED as of 10AM pacific on December 14th. 100 winners will be chosen and notified by 6PM on Wednesday, December 14th. Winners will receive two tickets total, and will be emailed information about check in at the Curran on the evening of the screening to claim their tickets. Winners are required to arrive at 6:15 pm to claim their tickets - late arrivals after 6:15 pm are not guaranteed a seat.
FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby and Mykelti Williamson. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black.