Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Ryan Coogler. 2018, 134 mins. DCP. With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o. Picking up the Marvel superhero Black Panther’s story, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) inherits the throne of Wakanda, a hidden African nation with superior technological advances and rich in vibranium, a valuable and powerful metal. As T’Challa wrestles with competitors for the throne and the decision about whether to share Wakanda’s resources with the rest of the world, he is protected by a group of women with superior skills of their own, including his genius younger sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), who creates the gadgets he uses to defend himself, and Okoye (Danai Gurira), the strong and intimidating head of the royal guard. Black Panther is a true hero’s journey that provides diverse role models and will leave you saying “Wakanda forever!” Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding online reservations.)