Q&A with Director Michael Almereyda and Curator Livia Bloom

Panther and Lords: In Unity and Struggle

“All Power To The People: The BPP & Beyond”, Dir. Lee Lew Lee (1996) 115 min.

Original Panther Lee Lew Lee examines the recent history of the radical left inside of the U.S., with a special emphasis on the U.S. Goverments racist and illegal COINTELPRO attacks on the Black/Latino/Native American community in general and the Black Panther Party in particular.

Panel Discussion: Black Panthers, Young Lords & BLA Members and moderated by Miles Rijper

Good Hair

Filmmakers in Bloom with Livia Bloom

Dir. Jeff Stilson, 2009, 95 min.

Good Hair seeks to explore some of the aspects of African American hair and hair care. According to Chris Rock, he was prompted to produce the movie after his 5-year old daughter, Lola, asked him, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" During his quest for knowledge, Chris Rock delves into the $9 billion black hair industry, and visits such places as beauty salons, barbershops, conventions, scientific laboratories (to learn the science behind chemical relaxers that straighten hair and India, where many of the hair weaves worn by African American women are from.

*Ran two days