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SFFILM Festival

Special Screening: Black Panther with Ryan Coogler

Directed by Ryan Coogler

USA, South Africa, South Korea, Australia | 133

28 Oct
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Grand Lake Theatre
Grand Lake Theatre 3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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Description

Join SFFILM for an in-depth onstage conversation with local film hero Ryan Coogler, followed by his blockbuster phenomenon Black Panther.

Black Panther
 is Coogler’s take on a modern African hero and a utopian vision of what an uncolonized Africa might look like. The film explores the conflict between two powerful men, one African and one African American, who are mirror images of each other—each grappling with his own history, home, and very identity. When Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becomes king of the hidden, technologically advanced kingdom Wakanda, he is forced to defend his throne against rogue mercenary Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Wakanda is also alive with strong, intelligent women—from Wakanda’s elite all-female security force, led by Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, to T’Challa’s own tech-savvy sister (Letitia Wright) and mother (Angela Bassett)—who are portrayed as equals to the men they protect and advise.

“As a celebration of pan-Africanism and a critique of Africa’s colonial history, Black Panther pays homage to forebearers as diverse as Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. Drawing on elements from African history and tribal culture, as well as contemporary and forward-looking flourishes, director Ryan Coogler, working with a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, delivers a film that pulses with color, vibrancy and layered textural beauty. It is bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking.”
—Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Director Ryan Coogler

Film Details

Language English, Swahili, Nama, Xhosa, Korean

Year 2018

Runtime 133

Country USA, South Africa, South Korea, Australia

Director Ryan Coogler

Producer Kevin Feige

Writer Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Editor Debbie Berman, Michael P. Shawver

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison

Music Ludwig Göransson

Cast Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright