This is one of a series of film reviews of Black Panther (2018), directed by Ryan Coogler. This review analyzes engagement with the movie as a religious experience and considers some political implications of both its storyline and reception. In particular, the piece focuses on constructions of race, especially in relationship to Africa and African Americans, as well as practical tensions around commodifying dissent.
"Black Panther as Spirit Trip,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 22:
1, Article 41.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol22/iss1/41