Art and Authorship in Black Panther – October 17 in Dunwoody

The Sarah Larson Lecture Series is pleased to announce its fall event on the Dunwoody campus, Art and Authorship in Black Panther: Historical African Imagery in a Contemporary American Film. The lecture will be given by Dr. Amanda H. Hellman, Curator of African Art, Michael A. Carlos Museum, Emory University on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 1 p.m. in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) at Dunwoody. This event is free and open to the public. Professors are encouraged to bring their students.

Here is more information about the talk:

Black Panther, released in January 2018 to record-breaking commercial and critical success, tells the story of an African country that hides its wealth under the veil of a colonial-ravaged, impoverished nation. The film thus employs typical notions of African poverty—of health, wealth, and modernity—to subsequently break down such stereotypes. To do this, the film uses Pan-African imagery to embolden and empower at a time when African American political and social worlds and safety are being reexamined after decades of being disregarded by the mainstream. This talk asks who gets to take such liberties with visual material, what are the historical implications, and does it actually do a disservice to the cultures involved?


Additional event information may be requested by emailing Neeley Gossett at



Japanese Film Festival – Dunwoody

Perimeter College is partnering with the Japanese Consulate for a film festival the next two weeks on the Dunwoody campus. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture through the medium of film.

Tuesday, March 27:

  • 4 p.m. – Departures (Academy Award winning film)

Thursday, March 29:

  • 4 p.m. – Kampai! For the Love of Sake

Saturday, March 31:

  • 4 p.m. – Sweet Bean

Monday, April 2:

  • 4 p.m. – Thermae Romae

Wednesday, April 4:

  • 4 p.m. – Nobody to Watch Over Me

Admission is FREE and open to the public.  All screenings will be held in the C Auditorium on the Dunwoody campus, NC 1100 (in between the C and D buildings across from the cafe).

Please consider sharing the following flyer with your students:  Japanese Film Fest Flyer