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Black Panther in Conversation

February 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, February 27 / 7:30pm

The Apollo Theater Presents in Collaboration with The Atlantic & Afropunk

Black Panther in Conversation

Featuring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Ta-Nehisi Coates
with DJ Reborn

The Apollo Theater in collaboration with The Atlantic presents a discussion about the box office smash Black Panther with its stars Chadwick Boseman & Lupita Nyong'o in conversation with The Atlantic national correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Black Panther, which has been heralded as embracing diversity in film and encouraging critical conversations about the state of the current cinematic landscape, provides a significant topic of discussion for both the Apollo Theater’s Harlem stage and The Atlantic. This event continues The Apollo’s long history as a facilitator and community convener for conversations on important, socially and culturally-relevant issues to Harlem, New York, and the nation. Similarly, throughout its 160 years, The Atlantic has been a vehicle for the most urgent writing on matters of race, justice, and equality—and has sparked global conversation on the most consequential issues of our time.

“The Apollo has always been an important convener for the Harlem community, and the cultural phenomenon around Black Panther is an incredibly relevant and rich topic for discussion that directly addresses the representation of black people in everyday media—something that is substantial not only for our Harlem neighborhood, but for our country at large.”

In a piece on the power and provocation of the Black Panther, The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk wrote that “the very idea of a global African diaspora creates the most fertile of grounds for a field of what-ifs. … On a deeper level, the fictional African nation of Wakanda is the same Atlantean archetype that has always haunted this diaspora. And like all variations on that archetypal story, Black Panther is a fantasy about black power.”

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February 27, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Apollo Mainstage
New York, NY 10027 United States