For Immediate Release
October 17, 2019
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Mikk DePriest

(BPRW) SpelHouse C’89 and Lionsgate Pictures Partner to host ‘Knives Out,’ a new Agatha Christie-style film at Homecoming, October 25 in Atlanta

(Black PR Wire) The unveiling of Knives Out at this year’s Spelman-Morehouse Homecoming will connect the mystique of “who dunnit” style storytelling with that of these unparalleled institutions producing leaders to address today’s challenges and leverage opportunities.  While thousands gather on these nationally ranked campuses to socialize and celebrate academic legacy and team sports, they will also have an opportunity for an early glimpse at this highly anticipated, old-fashioned murder mystery.

Knives Out centers on the story of an old patriarch who passes away after his family gather for his 85th birthday.  Initially believed to be a suicide, once the assigned detective begins to investigate, suspicion arises.  Starring Chris Evans, Daniel Craig and Jamie Lee Curtis, the movie has already garnered 99% on, which describes it as “a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of [a] … stellar ensemble.”

“We are proud to partner with Lionsgate to offer a sneak peek of Knives Out – a cleverly made movie that is off-beat, suspenseful and fun,” says Heather Hawes, SpelHouse C’89 Chair.  “Without dedicated partners like Lionsgate, it would be difficult to provide these kinds of community events, which help students and alumni enjoy recreational time together while reconnecting with Spelman and Morehouse.”

Additional supporters include:

  • Gold Touchdown Sponsor – Carmen Shirley, C’89; Fairfield Inn & Suites
  •  Silver Touchdown Sponsors – Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb; Simon Signs Systems and STEM Nola
  •  Bronze Touchdown Sponsors – Adderley Dental Group; Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers (TX - HD113); James Burroughs, (C’89); Conner Dental; KEEP Collective; Ink & Stitches; Mega-Diva, Inc.; National Museum of African American Music; Peachtree Tents and Events; Judge Monica Purdy (TX); Rodeo Realty; Stella & Dot; Go Vegan Grill; and March The Movie by RAW Productions.


Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram with hashtags #SpelHouse89Homecoming.  Get the Facebook experience and live broadcasts by joining the group SpelHouse Class of 1989.