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Sparkle (2012), presented in conjunction with special exhibition Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

Sparkle (2012). Directed by Salim Akil, drama, 116 min., PG-13

This film is presented in conjunction with special exhibition Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, which displays more than 60 of Academy Award–winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s original garments from films such as Black Panther, Sparkle, Do The Right Thing, and Coming 2 America.

About the film
Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success, and the power of music. In her feature film debut, American Idol sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She’s been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston). Yet, encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt, and insidious temptation. This sweeping drama is brought to life with a powerful cast, including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick, and CeeLo Green.

Please contact Moses.T.AlexanderGreene@ncdcr.gov for more information.

Photo: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures


Jun 24, 2023


2:00 PM


$5 Members, youth 7–18, college students with ID (plus taxes and fees); $7 Nonmembers (plus taxes and fees)


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10 am for Members and March 23 at 10 am for Nonmembers.
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