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Writer offers to buy film tickets for lonely Americans during Thanksgiving break

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‘This offer is available until I run out of the money I set aside for it.’

A writer is offering to pay for film tickets for lonely Americans during the Thanksgiving holiday.

American TV writer and podcaster Ira Madison III tweeted: “Happy holidays! Queen & Slim is in theatres now and if you’re spending the holidays alone and want to see it or you can’t afford a ticket, DM me your receipt and I’ll Venmo you the price of the ticket.

“This offer is available until I run out of the money I set aside for it.”

Mr Madison said he had already paid out for several people to see the movie.

He told the PA news agency: “I saw Roxane Gay bought out a theatre and my friend Joel Kim Booster did the same with Venmo-ing ticket money for Crazy Rich Asians.

“And I know Lena and recently did a Q&A with her in Toronto at TIFF on Sunday where we talked about how it’s important for people to get to see the movie who need to see it.”

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He added that it was important for the film to be seen by “black audiences” and those “who might not have the money to spend on a movie ticket during the holidays”.

“Getting more people to see it period helps show that people will show up for movies from black creators.”

The film follows a couple, Slim and Queen, as their first date takes an unexpected turn that sees the pair go on the run to evade the law.

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