Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

2015, Stanley Nelson, USA, 116 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 4th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 4th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 4th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Dec 5th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 5th 5:15pm
  • Sat, Dec 5th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 6th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 6th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Dec 7th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 7th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Dec 8th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 8th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Dec 9th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 9th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Dec 10th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 10th 8:15pm
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"Dense, comprehensive, yet brisk and vital... It’s superb filmmaking with a sure sense of its subject." – Ray Pride, Newcity

“Nelson enthusiastically conjures a sense of what it felt like to be a Panther and to be a young black person inspired by them” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"We had a swagger," recalls a former member of the most confrontational and controversial political organization of its era. Founded in Oakland in 1966 in response to police harassment, the Panthers openly carried weapons, dressed sharply in black berets and leather jackets, implemented important social initiatives such as the Free Breakfast for School Children program, and boasted a majority of women members. Using rare footage unadulterated by the mainstream media and candid interviews culled from all sides of the struggle, celebrated documentarian Nelson (JONESTOWN, FREEDOM SUMMER) makes the first film to cover the Panthers’ whole story, from their heady beginnings to their downfall from internal dissension and FBI subversion. DCP digital. (MR)

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