"He was like, 'I want to try and get this screened'," Griffin said.
"He's very eccentric," Griffin said of Guarraia."He goes big or he goes home.
"He said, 'I want a movie theater,' " Griffin said.
After a call to RC Theaters, the company that owns the Hollywood Theater, things started falling into place.
"They were really supportive and said, 'Yeah, let's do it," Guarraia said.
"I think it's so exciting," he said. "How empowering for these kids, to see themselves, literally, up on the big screen."
The students from last year's team, as well as members of this year's 20-person team will be present for the 3:30 p.m. showing Saturday at the Hollywood Theater on Oregon Avenue in Arbutus.
Tickets are $6 each.
Guarraia said he's trying to arrange a screening on UMBC's campus as well and hopes the film will grow in popularity, perhaps sparking future screenings.
"We don't know what's going to happen from there," he said.