The Mississippi premiere of “The Help” will be July 30 in Madison.
That’s a change from what director Tate Taylor said he was hoping to do. Much of the movie was filmed in Greenwood, and Taylor told the local leaders in May that he intended to screen the movie there before its Aug. 12 release. Greenwood no longer has a movie theater.
Several scenes were also shot in Jackson, which is the city where Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel took place. The movie explores the relationships between black maids and their white employers, with the emergence of the 1960s civil rights movement.
The movie co-stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer.
The screening will take place at Malco Grandview in Madison. The details are still be worked out and should be announced in the next few days, organizers said. – Source