Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring the incomparable Chadwick Boseman, BLACK PANTHER (2018) featured instantly iconic Wakandan aesthetics brought to vivid life by cinematographer – and AFI Alum – Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006). The film was also honored with an AFI Award, recognizing it as one of the most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image during the year of its release. According to the official rationale, “BLACK PANTHER roars with a power that shatters and reshapes cultural mythology. Ryan Coogler’s super-heroic vision opens the world’s eyes to the wonders of Wakanda – creating a rich and revolutionary celebration of unprecedented empowerment. Chadwick Boseman stands every inch a king – leading a proud and powerful retinue that includes regal turns by Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Michael B. Jordan, who shines as one of today’s brightest stars. Wakanda forever!”
Learn more about BLACK PANTHER in the AFI Catalog.