Film Screening: "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books"
Twenty years ago, Marlon Riggs produced an essential documentary critique of the images of African Americans in US television in his award-winning Color Adjustment. Now comes a documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books analyzes the subject for the first time and looks at it over a 40 year period.
There will be a film screening and Panel to follow afterwards
A part of Black History Month's Black Superhero Week.
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