Ruth E. Carter, Award-winning Costume Designer, to speak at Webster

Oct. 23, 2018

Ruth E. Carter, Award Winning Costume Designer, to speak at Webster

Ruth E. Carter, an award-winning costume designer, will speak at Webster University at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts on the Webster Groves campus. The event is sponsored by Webster University Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs.

Meet one of the creative minds behind Black Panther, Dream Girls, and more. Ruth E.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 two Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for 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 Coogler, which premiered in February 2018, and “Marshall”, directed by Reginald Hudlin, which premiered in October 2017. Last Fall, Carter completed work on “Yellowstone,” a television series starring Kevin Costner and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Tickets are available now, online on Cashnet. Current Webster students can receive two free tickets and can purchase additional tickets for $10 each. The general public can purchase tickets for $25 each on Cashnet as well.

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