Directed by Ryan Coogler (USA, 2018, 135 min.). Digital. English with open captions.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Roxbury International Film Festival (June 20–29), join us for an outdoor screening of Marvel’s smash hit Black Panther! Set in Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world, the film follows a superhero-king known as Black Panther as he defends his kingdom against a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund a global uprising.
The film begins at sundown, around 8:30 pm. Live music, lawn games, and art-making activities begin at 7 pm. Bring a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase. Seating is limited; arrive early to guarantee your spot.
Pre-Show Music by TROY Frost
Kyara Andrade is Roxbury-based artist and DJ born and raised in Dorchester working under the moniker TROY Frost. She has been DJing professionally for almost five years and creating visual art for eight years. In day she works as a paraprofessional at an elementary school and is currently writing a Sex-Ed and Hip Hop curriculum. Her work is informed by personal experience and the history and culture of the African diaspora. She uses her art to observe and comment on the world around her.
Art-Making: Adorned in Patterns
Chanel Thervil is a mixed media artist who uses different patterns of colors and shapes as accent marks for her portraits on wood. Join her to make wearable mixed media collages of your own inspired by Wakanda.