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‘Black Panther’ Movie Comes to the Lab – February 15, 2019

The hit movie Black Panther will be shown on Friday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Building 50 auditorium to celebrate Black History Month. It is being sponsored by the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group. The movie runs two hours and 15 minutes.  Add to your calendar. Print and post to spread the word.

Black Panther is a movie about the superhero T’Challa, Black Panther, of the hidden but technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda,” said Jackie Scoggins.  “The story reflects on the technical advancements of the Wakandan men and women, the strength that comes from unity, and how helping one another is beneficial to the well-being of everyone.”

Black Panther received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, making it the first superhero film ever to receive such a nomination. The film broke a number of box office records including the highest-grossing film by a black director, a native of Oakland, the highest-grossing 2018 film in the U.S. and Canada, and the second-highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide. Black Panther is also the first Marvel film with a predominantly black cast.