Hillary Clinton attends 'Black Panther' screening: 'Beautiful film' with a 'great message'

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump thanks 'vicious young Socialist Congresswomen' for his poll numbers Will Trump's racist tweets backfire? Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE said Saturday that she went to see the new Marvel film “Black Panther,” tweeting that it was a “beautiful film” with “lots of action and a great message.”

The blockbuster hit is Marvel’s first film with a majority-black main cast. It brought in nearly $500 million in its first weekend, making it the second-highest grossing Marvel film at the domestic box office.

Several Democratic lawmakers shared photos of themselves attending screenings of the movie on its opening weekend.


“This is Black Excellence at its finest,” Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeDemocrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses Congress, stop ducking war-declaration authority on Iran Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted after seeing the film.

The Electoral Justice Project, an activist group, also launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the film.

"This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda," the group said. “We know that for some it's a superhero world, but we know that the world we deserve is still waiting to be built — and we want to build it.”