Have a ball at ASUP Films’ “Air” screening

By Camille Kuroiwa-Lewis | November 19, 2023 9:00am
Media Credit: Camille Kuroiwa-Lewis

For fans of Nike, ASUP Films has another event in store on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Dundon-Berchtold auditorium. Collaborating with the Pamplin School of Business and the “Godfather of the Jordan Brand” Howard H. White, students can attend a free screening of the sports film “Air.” Directed by Ben Affleck and starring actors Matt Damon and Viola Davis, the star-studded movie will be followed up by a Q&A with White, the vice president of the Jordan brand.

Partially set in Beaverton, Oregon, “Air” is an incredibly relevant story for students in Portland.

“[Nike] takes place right here in our backyard,” ASUP Films Director Franky Sotelo said.

White won’t be able to attend the screening or Q&A in person. Sotelo says the Jordan brand’s vice president will still be able to connect directly with students via zoom.

According to Sotelo, the Q&A will take place right after the screening to give students “the opportunity to hear more about the film’s accuracy as well as [White’s] perspective on how he evolved the Jordan brand.”

Though pricey tickets are never a slam dunk to deal with, for this event, concessions and admissions are free for students.

Camille Kuroiwa-Lewis is a reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at kuroiwal26@up.edu.