Black Panther

(USA/2018-directed by Ryan Coogler)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe witnessed radical expansion in 2018 with the release of Black Panther, a film adapted from a long-running comic book series that first appeared in 1966. The film is set in the hidden African nation of Wakanda, an ancient kingdom that rose to power through an advanced technology based on the mysterious natural element Vibranium. After the death of the long-reigning King T’Chaka, his son T’Challa (the Avenger known as Black Panther) and nephew Eric Killmonger battle for succession to the throne and the unlimited power of Vibranium; to preserve Wakanda in secrecy or avenge the injustices suffered by centuries of African diaspora. (134 min.)

Black Panther is part of a summer-long series of family-friendly sci-fi films, presented free throughout the summer, coinciding with the exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume.

 

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