December 8, 2018: Your Chance to Preview Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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A Brief History

Computer-animated superhero film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://sonyscreenings.com/index.php/redeem/ and enter the following code: HHSpider36483.  This pass is valid for up to four seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited.

Digging Deeper  

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero, as he is introduced to the “Spider-Verse” where there can be more than just one Spider-Man!

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore as Morales, a teenager with spider-like abilities, alongside Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, a “free-spirited” superhero; Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis/Prowler, Miles’s uncle; Jake Johnson as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Miles’s reluctant mentor; Liev Schreiber as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, a crime lord; Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, Miles’s father, a police officer; Luna Lauren Velez as Rio Morales, Miles’s mother; and Lily Tomlin as May Parker, Peter’s aunt.

Questions for students: Have you ever read a Spider-Man comic book?  Also, are you planning on watching this film?

Theatrical release poster

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Historical Evidence

For more information about this film, please see…

Zahed, Ramin.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie.  Titan Books, 2018.

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Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.