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Special screening of 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' celebrates inclusivity

More than 3,000 people packed the grass at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday as part of ASU 365 Community Union’s Movies on the Field.

The screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" featured a special videotaped introduction with directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman that gave audiences new insights into the background of the Academy Award-winning film. The introduction produced by ASU Film Spark explored the connections between the film’s theme of inclusivity (demonstrated with the #anyonecanwearthemask concept) with ASU’s charter to be a university measure by whom it includes and how they succeed. 

The introduction was hosted by ASU students Micky Molina and Rashaud Williams and was directed by ASU student Jacob Kaufman. At the conclusion of the introduction, the entire audience donned Spider-Man masks in support of inclusivity at ASU.

The event was part of ASU’s effort to utilize Sun Devil Stadium as a cultural hub that hosts events, festivals, concerts, conferences, meetings and movies year-round. For more information on upcoming events, visit the ASU 365 Community Union website.

Family lie on blankets on the ASU football field to watch a Spider-Man movie

#anyonecanwearthemask ... and many of the 3,000 audience members at Sun Devil Stadium did so for the Friday screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse." Photo by Tim Trumble

Top photo by Tim Trumble