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A Hollywood Career in Costume Design with Black Panther’s Ruth Carter

Date: 7:00pm PDT March 20 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Ruth E. Carter made history at the 91st Academy Awards as she became the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Costume Design, for her work in Black Panther. Congratulations Ruth!

Ruth Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered three Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018), Spike Lee’s MALCOLM X (1993), and Steven Spielberg’s AMISTAD (1998) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS.

She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. Working with Spike Lee on over ten films beginning with SCHOOL DAZE and including DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X and OLD BOY.

Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER and Ava Duvernay’s, SELMA, she proudly presents: BLACK PANTHER, her most recent work directed by Ryan Cooglar, which premiered in February 2018, and MARSHALL, directed by Reginald Hudlin, which premiered in October 2017. Last Fall, Carter completed work on YELLOWSTONE, an upcoming television series starring Kevin Costner and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Generous event co-sponsors include Student Activities, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the President, Office of the Dean of the College, Ethnic Studies, Rhetoric and Media Studies, Theatre, Campus Activities Board, Black Student Union, and Students for Cultural Inclusion in Theatre.

(Doors open at 6pm at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel)

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