The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student organization Reel Women, working with Student Involvement and other partners, is pleased to host Ruth Carter, Oscar-nominated costume designer on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at 7pm in the Union Wisconsin Room at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI. This event is free and open to the public.
Ruth Carter is the costume designer for over 60 film and TV projects over 30 years. She has been recognized with Oscar nominations for Malcolm X in 1992 (directed Spike Lee) and for Amistad in 1997 (directed by Steven Spielberg). In her career, Ms. Carter has collaborated on 14 films with Spike Lee. Most recently, Ms. Carter designed the costumes for Black Panther, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film directed by Ryan Coogler in 2018.
Ruth Carter will speak about the inspiration for her costume designs, her thoughts about designing costumes for female characters, as well as her experiences as an African American woman in the film industry.
Ruth Carter’s visit is cosponsored by Reel Women at UWM, UWM Student Involvement, Campus Activities Board, Sociocultural Programming, Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres, Black Cultural Center, Women’s Resource Center, Women and Gender Studies, Black Arts MKE, and the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance.