THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (2011) & !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (2010)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27-29, 2012:
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975
2011, Sweden, 100 minutes, 35mm, IFC Films
Directed by Göran Olsson
Featuring Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, William Kunstler, Angela Davis,
among many others
Mon, Tue, & Wed: 7:30 pm
"ESSENTIAL VIEWING for anyone concerned with our nation's history - and its present."
-David Fear, Time Out New York
"Reaches beyond received wisdom into the difficult and contradictory truth of the time."
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Nothing short of a revelation."
-Amy Taubin, Film Comment
IFC Films' synopsis of The Black Power Mixtape:
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power MovementStokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among themthe filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this footage to light in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from prominent African- American artists and activists who were influenced by the struggle -- including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles -- give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.
PLUS, on the same double feature:
!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION
2010, USA, 83 minutes, 35mm, Zeitgeist Films
Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Featuring Miranda July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy,
Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures
Mon, Tue, & Wed: 9:30 pm
"All artists, especially women, need to embrace their responsibility and watch this truly inspirational chronicle of artistic segregation."
-Lauren Lloyd, LAist, June 14, 2011
"With many national elected officials looking to rescind hard won reproductive rights, and global violence against women epidemic, a reexamination of the rocky road traveled in pursuit of gender equity could not be timelier."
-Marcia G Yerman, AlterNet, June 1, 2011
"Ms. Hershman Leeson's documentary sets out to correct the historical record and goes further, making the case that feminist art varied, messy, conflicted and engaged with the times is at the very center of that history.
-Rachel Saltz, The New York Times, May 31, 2011.
"Fusing history with memoir, Lynn Hershman Leeson enlists multiple visual strategies to produce an elegantly layered visual and sonic web of politics and powerful emotion.
-Elisabeth Subrin, Film Comment, May/June, 2011.
Zeitgeist Films' synopsis of !Women Art Revolution:
An entertaining and revelatory "secret history" of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women's art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.
For more than forty years, filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (Teknolust, Strange Culture) has collected a plethora of interviews with her contemporariesand shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. With a rousing score by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features Miranda July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures.
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!
The box office opens approx. 15 minutes before the first film and then re-opens shortly before the second film for those who wish to only see the second film.
If you wish to only see the second film and purchased ticket(s) through Brown Paper Tickets, you will be able to claim your ticket(s) to the second film about 10 minutes before the second film starts.
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036