Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution


“A fine primer ... continues a discussion whose present-day relevance is painfully, increasingly obvious.” –Hollywood Reporter

It was the late 1960s: Cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging that 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. This phenomenal film by MacArthur Fellow and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the incredible moment, weaving an extraordinary 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 including Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others. An essential, vibrant chronicle of a pivotal movement. (U.S., 2015, 115m, Longshot Factory, DCP)

Starts September 18

Special Event - 2:00p Sunday, Sept 20 - PANEL DISCUSSION with former Black Panther Aaron Dixon and Fred Hampton's attorney Jeff Haas following the film!