Reminder: Fayetteville-filmed movie ‘Freedom’s Path’ now playing in local theaters

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A movie filmed in and around Fayetteville debuted in 200 theaters across the country over the weekend weekend.

The civil war-era film “Freedom’s Path” opened in theaters on Friday, Feb. 3 to coincide with the beginning of Black History Month. Locally, you can catch the film at AMC Fiesta Square in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville-based company Rockhill Studios was involved in the filming, which took place in October and November 2019 around Prairie Grove Battlefield Park, War Eagle Mill, and areas in Lincoln and Cane Hill.

“Freedom’s Path” is based on a short film of the same name. It stars RJ Cyler (The Harder They Fall, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl), Gerran Howell (1917, Catch 22), and Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), and tells the story of the friendship forged between a Union soldier and runaway slave who is helping facilitate the Underground Railroad.

Aside from theater showings, the film will be streamed on HBCU GO — a free-streaming digital platform serving the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A portion of ticket sales from the theatrical release will go directly to HBCUs that support the arts.

» Read a bit more about the film in our Jan. 10 story