The 8th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival
Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY and Maysles Cinema
2016 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party and the buzz surrounding this historic milestone is electrifying. This festival will honor both the legacy of the BPP and "Remember our Political Prisoners"
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Friday, September 23rd, 7:00pm
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Shola Lynch, 2013, 102 min.
This documentary, chronicling the life of young activist and scholar Angela Davis, and her implication in a botched kidnapping that ended in a shoot-out, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list, vividly returns us to the fraught period immediately after the official Civil Rights Movement had crested, when a new brand of repressive conservatism was sweeping the nation. Through interviews with the irrepressible Davis herself, as well as members of her family, her lawyers, and her many intellectual contemporaries, Lynch stitches together a revealing portrait of this important thinker, one of the first to successfully articulate the underlying continuity between the modern prison system and America's legacy of slavery.
Q&A with director Shola Lynch.