The Big Picture: Creative Discourse Through Film and Literature is a partnership between Sun-Ray Cinema, Jacksonville Public Library, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville that gathers people together to discuss films and the source materials that inspired the filmmakers.

In connection with reading Ben Okri’s “The Famished Road,” Sun-Ray Cinema will host a special screening of Marvel’s Black Panther followed by a panel discussion, where panelists will discuss similarities between the film and Okri’s novel.

Panel includes:

– Moderator:
Shawana Brooks, Arts and Culture Developer, Jacksonville Public Library
– Marq Mervin, Visual Artist, Professor of Digital Design, Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus
– Ebony Payne-English, Poet and Spoken Word Performer
– D’Angelo Samuels, Visual Artist (@arsunfist on Instagram)
– Christa “Fatoumata” Sylla, Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble
– Andreia Thaxton-Simmons, PhD, Professor of English and Humanities, Florida State College at Jacksonville

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