"Who is Black Panther Now?”: A selected screening and discussion of the animated film “Who is Black Panther?" @Central

Marvel Knights: Black Panther cover
Marvel Knights: Black Panther
February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm-4:00pm (ended)

Duane Deterville, visual culture scholar, presents an entertaining and informative discussion with video clips of the animated film Marvel Knights: Black Panther for adults and teens, geeks and highbrows!

Join us in this unique look at the first Black superhero character in a radical reimagining of African history. One of the most  politically charged versions of the Black Panther was created by film maker and comic book writer Reginald Huddlin in his graphic novel “Who Is Black Panther?” It was subsequently made into an animated version, Marvel Knights: Black Panther.

Duane Deterville will present a screening of selected portions of Huddlin’s intriguing animated film and discuss its significance. This presentation promises to entertain both teens and elders as Deterville discusses the animated film along with the origins, history and contemporary depictions of the Black Panther character.

Black Panther was created in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby the legendary Marvel Comics creative team. With the much anticipated major studio release of the Black Panther movie February 16, 2018, there has been much discussion about this intriguing superhero character.

Running concurrently at the Berkeley Public Library, Central, 2nd floor, there will be a display of drawings created by incarcerated youth under the instruction of Duane Deterville as part of the Imagine Bus Project where he designed lesson plans and curriculum to teach art to incarcerated youth.

Duane Deterville is an artist, writer and scholar of visual culture. Deterville's primary interest is in African and African Diasporic cultural expression. He co-authored the book titled “Black Artists in Oakland” that was published by Arcadia in 2007 and is a columnist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s online publication called “Open Space.” Deterville received his BFA and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies (2009) from the California College of the Arts located in San Francisco California. In 2015 he received the Visual and Critical Studies Department’s alumni award and is only the second scholar to receive the honor.

Deterville's visual art practice is focused on drawings that address the intersection between symbols and ritual in African Diasporic religions. His artwork has been shown both domestically and abroad. He has lectured at museums, colleges and universities on the subject of visual culture as it relates to the African and African Diasporic experience.As the Co-founder of Sankofa Cultural Institute Deterville produced three symposiums on the history and aesthetics of Jazz. Deterville is a former Contra-Mestre of the African Brazilian martial art known as Capoeira.

For more information please call 510-981-6150.


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