St. Andrew’s Youth to attend Black Panther

As part of St. Andrew’s celebration of Black History Month, our Youth Group will enjoy pizza with all the trimmings this Sunday for lunch, courtesy of Don Bishop, and then journey to the AMC Lakewood  to catch the 2:00 PM showing of the acclaimed superhero film Black Panther.

The film, based on a comic-book superhero created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, tells the story of T’Challa, king and protector of the fictional African nation called Wakanda. Along with possessing enhanced abilities achieved through ancient Wakandan rituals of drinking the heart shaped herb, T’Challa also relies on his proficiency in science, rigorous physical training, hand-to-hand combat skills, and access to wealth and advanced technology to combat his enemies.

Although there is some resonance with the radical Black Panther Party of the Sixties, this film evokes a world that black audiences are embracing as a positive cultural icon for black experiences in the U.S. Please read this article from Christianity Today to get some idea of the film’s impact.

If your child is interested in joining this outing, contact Sunshine DeGennaro, our youth leader.