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Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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'3rd Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival' Series Pass
SERIES PASS! Gets you into all of the screenings and events in the Black Panther Film Festival series at the Maysles Cinema.

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The '3rd Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival' Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the founding of the BPP
THEME: Remembering our Political Prisoners
September 30th, October 1st, 7th, 8th

From the Black Panther 10 Point Program:
#8: "WE WANT freedom for all black men held in federal, state, county and city prisons and jails.
WE BELIEVE that all black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial.."


Schedule (full film descriptions below):
SEPTEMBER 30th
>>>7:00pm
"Voices of Political Prisoners"
(Includes: 'Nuh Washington  Call Me Nuh & Last Statement' & 'Jalil Muntaqim  Voice of Liberation')
"The Spirit of the Black Panther Fallen Comrades"
Video Tribute
>>>8:00pm
"41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers"
Post-screening Q&A with Roland Freeman, original member of the BPP and co-producer of 41st and Central, Harold Taylor (San Francisco 8), Bullwhip Innis, Cleo Silvers, BJ Johnson, (All Original BPP members).
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OCTOBER 1st AFTERNOON:
>>>4:00pm
"Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"
>>>5:30pm
Q&A with producer Johanna Fernandez, Pam Africa and a LIVE telephone Q&A with Political Prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal at 5:30pm!
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OCTOBER 1 EVENING:
>>>6:45 pm
"Sekou Odinga"
Excerpt of interview with original BP and political prisoner Sekou Odinga.
>>>7:00 pm  
"Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers"
>>>8:00 pm
"The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975"
Post Screening panel with Original Black Panthers
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OCTOBER 7th AFTERNOON
>>>4:00 pm  
Interview Excerpt with Assata Shakur
>>>4:20pm
"A Visit with Kamau Sadiki"
Excerpt from political prisoner Kamau Sadiki's visit with his daughter.
>>>4:30 pm  
"Eyes On the Rainbow"
FOLLOWED BY: Panel with moderator Cleo Silvers, Rosemari Mealy (BPP), Pam Hanna (BPP) and her daughter Ksisay Torres and granddaughter Youri.
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OCTOBER 7th EVENING:
>>>7:00 pm  
"Voices of Political Prisoners"
>>>7:45 pm
"Free Em' All"
>>>8:45 pm
"Legacy of Torture: The War Against The Black Liberation Movement"
FOLLOWED BY: Panel with moderator King Downing, Cisco Torres (San Francisco 8), Ashanti Alston (BPP) and Russell Shoats Jr. (son of Political Prisoner Russell Shoats Sr.)
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OCTOBER 8th EVENING
>>>6:45 pm
"The Spirit of the Black Panther Fallen Comrades" Video Tribute
>>>7:00pm
Video Tribute to past political exile Michael Tabor
>>>7:30 pm
"In The Land Of The Free"
>>>9:00 pm
Closing Reception with Legendary DJ Afrika Bambaataa
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FILM DESCRIPTIONS:
"Voices of Political Prisoners"
The Freedom Archives, 2000, 40 min. excerpt
- Nuh Washington  Call Me Nuh & Last Statement
Albert 'Nuh' Washington passed away April 28, 2000, at the Regional Medical Unit at Coxsackie Correctional Facility. Nuh (the Arabic form of Noah) was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and was arrested on August 28, 1971 in San Francisco. Call Me Nuh is based on an interview done with Nuh Washington in 1988 by Fiona Boneham and Paper Tiger TV in March, 2000.
- Jalil Muntaqim  Voice of Liberation
Jalil Abdul Muntaqim (formerly Anthony Bottom) was 19 years old when he was arrested at the same time as Nuh Washington. A former member of the Black Panther Party, Jalil Muntaqim is one of the longest held political prisoners in the world. This documentary is a unique opportunity to visit and hear Jalil's story.

41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers is the first part in a documentary series that follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party from its Black Power beginnings through to its tragic demise. This film contains interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watt's uprising from the perspective of the participants who engaged with the L.A.P.D. 41st & Central also gives the viewer an eyewitness account of Bunchy and John Huggins murders at U.C.L.A. in 1968.

"Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"
(Kouross Esmaeli, 2009, 84 min.)
Directed by the Iranian born Kouross Esmaeli, Justice on Trail is an important re-examination of the case of America's most well known death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. This film with the new evidence it uncovers and perspectives it reveals is incredibly relevant, especially at the present moment with the release of the right-wing anti-Mumia film The Barrel of a Gun as well as the upcoming release of the appeals court decision regarding his case.

"Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers"
(Peralta TV, 2007, 60 min.)
This comprehensive film tells the story of the late 1960's West Oakland, which was the birthplace of the Black Panthers. It seeks to address the broad roots of the movement and the impact the party had on social justice throughout the country. Featuring interviews with Richard Aoki, Billy X, Kathleen Cleaver, Emory Douglas and many more Bay Area Panthers.

"The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975"
(Dir. Göran Hugo Olsson, 2011, 97 min.)
Starting in 1967 a number of journalists for Swedish television sent film crews to the United States to interview major figures in the Black Panther Party and the larger Black Power movement. Filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson has used some of this archival footage as the basis for the documentary The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975, which includes vintage interviews with Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and  Louis Farrakhan. The newsreels are accompanied by recent interviews with artists, activists, and cultural historians who discuss this period in American history, including Harry Belafonte, Abiodun Oyewole, Melvin Van Peebles, Erykah Badu, rapper Talib Kweli, and many others.

"Eyes On the Rainbow"
(Gloria Ronaldo, 1997, 45 min.)
Eyes on the Rainbow deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years.  This film also covers Afro-Cuban beliefs and culture, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery and of the rainbow.

"Legacy of Torture: The War Against The Black Liberation Movement"
(Andreas Alegria, Claude Marks & The Freedom Archives, 2005, 28 min.)
In 1973, thirteen alleged "Black militants" were arrested in New Orleans connected to events in San Francisco. Some of them were tortured for several days by law enforcement authorities, in striking similarity to the horrors visited upon detainees in Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib. In 1975, a Federal Court in San Francisco threw out all of the evidence obtained in New Orleans. The two lead San Francisco Police Department investigators from over 30 years ago, along with FBI agents, have re-opened the case. Rather than submit to proceedings they felt were abusive of the law and the Constitution, five men chose to stand in contempt of court and were sent to jail. They were released when the Grand Jury term expired, but have been told by prosecutors that "it isn't over yet." This is the story to date: of history, repression, and resistance.

"In The Land Of The Free"
(Vadim Jean, 2010, 84 min.)
This 2010 documentary (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson) is about the Angola 3, three prisoners who while serving their time in Angola State Prison (the United States' most notorious penal colony) joined the BPP and participated in non- violent resistance campaigns protesting the terrible conditions, prisoner abuse and sexual slavery rampant inside the prison. As a result they were falsely accused of murder while in prison and have all been, with the exception of Robert King who was released in 2001, serving the last 38 years in solitary confinement.

For more details visit our website at
http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/cinema/bpp.html

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Location

Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


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Film > Movies
Film > Other
Other > Political

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