Following the tragic death of his father, crown prince T’Challah (Chadwick Boseman) returns to the kingdom of Wakanda to take the throne. T’Challah’s plans to continue his father’s legacy are disrupted by the arrival of a challenger, Erik Killmonger, who intends to reveal Wakanda’s concealed technological utopia to the world and disrupt long-held peace. Fearlessly directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), Black Panther is the first Marvel film to feature a predominantly black cast, pointing to a new age of superhero films both behind and in front of the camera. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.
A discussion with actors Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Chadwick Boseman follows the screening. Moderated by Raj Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art.
Black Panther. 2018. USA. Directed by Ryan Coogler. 135 min.
MoMA Contenders 2018 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.