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Movie: THE BLACK PANTHERS:VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

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#3–Black Panthers from Sacramento, Free Huey Rally, Bobby Hutton Memorial Park in Oakland, CA, USA, 1969. Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch.

 

THE BLACK PANTHERS: 

VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

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Pittsburgh Premiere!

            Saturday, November 14th – 4:00 PM

           Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood

           7101 Hamilton Ave., PGH, 15208

 

Doors Open at 3:00 PM

Admission:  $6.00 ALL SEATS!!

Seating is Limited!  First Come!   First Served!

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OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sundance Film Festival 2015

 

Reviews

“Excellent. Exceptional! The women’s voices are as vital and important as those of their male counterparts, something not often seen in documentaries about times of social change.” -Kelly L. Carter, Buzzfeed

“The film is equal parts exhaustive chronicle of the Panther’s peak era and a loving paean to the culture of the late ’60s and early ’70s, when social change was a big part of the zeitgeist.” -Martin Johnson, The Root

“It’s the kind of documentary that’s easy to view as distant history, except that so many of the issues the Panthers took up (police brutality, systemic poverty, healthcare, feeding children) are, sadly, not history at all.”

                                                 – Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

Remarkable!” – Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

 

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

 

Run Time: 116 minutes Rating: Not Rated     Language: English

Official Web Site: http://theblackpanthers.com

 

FILMMAKERS

Directed, Produced, and Written By: STANLEY NELSON

Producer:  LAURENS GRANT

Editor:  ALJERNON TUNSIL

Associate Producer:  NICOLE LONDON

Assistant Producer/Researcher:  SAM ALESHINLOYE

Assistant Editor:  REBECCA SHERWOOD

Cinematographers:  ANTONIO ROSSI and RICK BUTLER

Composer:  TOM PHILLIPS

Sound:  JT TAKAGI

Animators:  MOLLY SCHWARTZ and GARRY WALLER

 

Featuring:  Kathleen Cleaver, Emory Douglas, Ericka Huggins, Elbert “Big Man” Howard, and Jamal Joseph

SYNOPSIS

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change.

 

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.