by Brittnie Applon
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a Black Panther fan screening in San Francisco. If you follow Pitch Brown Media on Twitter, you had the opportunity to see some live tweets from the event before we had to put our phones away. I read the first few guests would receive a limited edition Black Panther pin; I was not one of them. However, I did get a movie poster.
The kingdom has come. Sign up now for an early #BlackPanther @IMAX fan screening on 2/12 in select citites! Don't see your city, you can still watch the cast & filmmaker Q&A live on @Twitter at 6:30PM EST. Tweet questions with #BlackPantherLive. https://t.co/AF9DcVemip pic.twitter.com/nRzj5gXtEH
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 2, 2018
There was a multi-city screening across the country, including cities like: Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.
For those who have been Internet fasting, Black Panther is a film based on Marvel’s Black Panther comic. At its most basic, the film is the trials and tribulations of T’Challa as he navigates being king of Wakanda after the death of his father, T’Chaka. It is set in a fictional African nation called Wakanda governed by T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman. The people of Wakanda are traditional, yet technologically advanced.
Before the film, the Q&A was streamed live from their location (I missed where) and broadcasted on Twitter. Fans had the opportunity to submit questions in the weeks leading up to the event. It featured: Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, Ryan Coogler (director), Nate Moore (producer), and Kevin Feige (president of Marvel Studios).
(Click image to watch the Q&A)
Once the Q&A ended, the film started after a brief hiccup in the backroom. Without giving any spoilers, it was the most magnificent thing I’ve seen in years (even if it wasn’t, we all agreed as a delegation it was). From wardrobe to cinematography to storyline to character development, it was beautiful. I went in with no expectations, other than #BlackExcellence, and that is what I got. I am excited to catch the film again on Friday, as I bought a ticket several weeks in advance, and pay attention to things I didn’t notice before.
Be sure to see the movie. It is out this Friday (February 16). Tickets are on sale now. Here is the trailer one last time.