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Director Ryan Coogler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and executive producer Nate Moore pose with SAF Col. (Ret.) Charles McGee, Designated Original Tuskegee Airman before they present a special advance screening of “Black Panther” on Sunday, February 11 at the National Museum of African American History of Culture in Washington, D.C.

As excitement builds for the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, two special screenings were held in Washington D.C. They included director Ryan Coogler, executive producer Nate Moore and costume designer Ruth Carter.

Director Ryan Coogler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and executive producer Nate Moore join the Washington Post’s David Betancourt in conversation before a special advance screening of “Black Panther” on Sunday, February 11 at the National Museum of African American History of Culture in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kris Connor)

The first screening was held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and featured a conversation between the filmmakers and the Washington Post’s David Betancourt.

The second was held at the National Air and Space Museum screening for Howard University students. Moderator Ta-Nehisi Coates led a discussion with the filmmakers following the film presentation.

Black Panther will be released February 16, 2018. You can read our review here.

The film follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, 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.

 

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