Ryan Coogler


Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Lupita Nyong'o
Danai Gurira
Martin Freeman
Daniel Kaluuya
Letitia Wright
Winston Duke
Angela Bassett
Forest Whitaker
Andy Serkis

BLACK PANTHER: USA 2018, Digital, Color, English, PG13, 135 min


GUEST SPEAKER - 4:30p WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21st: DR. AMMA Y. GHARTEY-TAGOE KOOTIN (aka Dr. Amma) will give an introduction prior to the afternoon screening. An Associate Professor at UGA's Department of Film and Theater and the Institute for African American Studies, Dr. Amma is a scholartist of African Diaspora performance who practices and studies history on the stage, in film, and on television.

PANEL DISCUSSION - 2:00p SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25th: DR. FREDA SCOTT GILES, Associate Director of the UGA Institute for African American Studies and Associate Professor of Theatre and Film, will lead a panel discussion entitled: "Hope or Hype?", on the film's resonance beyond the superhero genre. As the first blockbuster of its genre written, directed, and starring persons of African and African diaspora heritage, it reaches into a number of relevant social and political issues. The panel will lead a discussion of BLACK PANTHER not only as a genre film, but also as a mirror of our times. Panelists include LESLEY G. FERACHO, Interim Director of the UGA Institute for African American Studies and Associate Professor of Romance Languages; ED PAVLIC, Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies, along with ROYALE WALKER, an MFA student in computer animation in Theatre and Film Studies, and other panelists to be announced. See below for panelist bios.

ABOUT THE FILM: After the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.



With thanks and appreciation to our community sponsors for their generous contribution towards BLACK PANTHER screening tickets and popcorn treats for our local Boys & Girls Club kids! The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens.

Movie tickets sponsored by: Western Circuit Bar Association, which includes Athens-Clarke & Oconee Counties; The Honorable Regina M. Quick, Judge, Superior Court, Western Judicial Circuit of Georgia; and Ryan Swingle, Esq. Popcorn treats sponsored by Palmore, Boenig, and Associates.

Local 501c3 HAVEN CHARITIES is also raising money to give more kids in marginalized communities here in Athens an opportunity to see BLACK PANTHER on the Big Screen. See this link for more details on donations and please share widely! GOFUNDME.COM/HCI-BLACKPANTHER



Panelist Bios:

Freda Scott Giles, PhD: Jointly appointed to the Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Institute for African American Studies at UGA, Giles retired in 2014. A specialist in African American drama and theatre, she is founding editor of Continuum: an Online Journal of African/Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance.

Lesley G. Feracho: An Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and the Interim Director of the Institute of African-American Studies, Dr. Feracho specializes in contemporary Latin American narrative and in particular women's narrative of the Caribbean, Afro-Latin American narrative and poetry, and contemporary women's Afro-diasporic narratives - from realist to speculative fiction.