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THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
Nov 9, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $8
“The rise and fall of the Black Panther Party during the 1960s and beyond is a uniquely American story of a growing pride in black culture, and more militant demands for justice and racial equality, with a cast of larger-than-life personalities including: Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, and Fred Hampton. Renowned documentarian Stanley Nelson masterfully assembles rare archival footage that contextualizes the history of the Panthers – begun in response to racism and police brutality. THE BLACK PANTHERS does not hesitate to critique its subject, nor does it shy away from judging the corrupt activities of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI or the countless shoot-outs, raids and arrests that were the response of local police. It is a history that needs to be told to understand today’s incendiary racial landscape.” Film Forum
The impact of the community programs established by the Black Panther Party are felt to this day by the community it serviced. The screening will be supplemented by Daisy Zhou’s short film ”How to be a Black Panther” a short film inspired by loneliness, injustice, love, and revelation told through the story of a Chinese American in 1968. Let us appreciate both films as they connect the BlackLivesMatter & the Black Power to dynamic generations.
Alfreda’s Cinema is proud to welcome Stanley Nelson’s immensely powerful documentary reminding us all why we wanted to be Black Panther’s growing up.