#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
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!
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sundance Film Festival 2015
“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
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
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.