Saturday, October 3rd, 4:00pm
The 7th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival
(7. * We want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black people)
Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY
2015, 15 min.
The story of the Roland and Ronald Freeman is the story of the Los Angeles Black Panthers. Roland Freeman, an original member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Party for Self-Defense died in 2014 in New York. Freeman was bringing back the ashes of his brother Ronald Freeman, 69, also an original member of the Black Panther Party who had passed away a week before from cancer, when he had a heart attack and immediately died. With the deaths of Ronald and Roland Freeman, three original Black Panther members from Los Angeles had passed away in 2014 including Wayne Pharr. Ronald and Roland Freeman joined the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1967. They were both a part of the original membership of fewer than 20 people and were active participants in the shootout on Dec. 8, 1969 involving over 300 LAPD officers and the SWAT team.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Stanley Nelson, 2015, 113 min
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.
Post-screening Q&A with producer Laurens Grant and original members of the BPP.
Remembering our Political Prisoners over 800 years in Captivity
* 7. of the The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Ten-Point Platform and Program, 1966