Movie Premiere to Benefit Pitzer College’s African-American Scholarship Fund

Paramount Pictures Presents “The Fighting Temptations” Movie Premiere September 17

Claremont, Calif. (August 11, 2003) — Through the generosity of Paramount Pictures, proceeds from the movie premiere of “The Fighting Temptations” will support Pitzer College’s African-American scholarship fund. “The Fighting Temptations” starring Academy Award® winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Grammy winner Beyonce Knowles, not to mention a veritable Who’s Who of Gospel, R & B and Hip-Hop singers, is a rousing, music-driven ensemble comedy and non-stop entertainment for audiences of all generations.

A Pitzer College core value is to embrace diversity in students, faculty and staff to fulfill the primary mission of providing a quality education with access to all ethnicities. Diversity enriches the educational experience. Pitzer College students grow and benefit greatly from the experiences, beliefs, and perspectives of others. These lessons can be learned best in a richly diverse intellectual and social environment. Pitzer College has a diverse student body with nearly 40% students of color.

The September 17th premiere will be held at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Guests are asked to arrive at 7:30 p.m. “The Fighting Temptations” will be released in theaters on September 19. For more information, please contact the Pitzer College Advancement Office at 909-621-8130. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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