DOCUMENTARY: The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

Wow, just in the neck of time after the Troy Davis execution.

This is a must see documentary! Just look at the trailer alone, and you’ll see how imperative it is for anyone to see it! This documentary has been re-released earlier this month in some areas of the country. Last night was Los Angeles’s first screening, and there’s more future screening dates to come for the rest of the country as well.

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers, after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation’s most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Featuring candid interviews with the movement’s most explosive revolutionary minds, including Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver, the film explores the community, people and radical ideas of the movement. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith, and commentary from and modern voices including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh sound and make THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-75 an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

Check below for the dates across the country.

STARTING [09/23]:

NEW YORK, Harlem: at Maysles Cinema
SAN FRANCISCO: at Embarcadero Center Cinema
LOS ANGELES: at Nuart
BERKELEY: at Shattuck
OAKLAND:  at Piedmont Theatre

USA SCREENINGS COMING UP:

[09/30/11]:

  • Cambridge, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse 7
  • Washington, DC – E Street Cinema

[10/02]:

  • Rhinebeck, NY – Upstate Films Rhinebeck

[10/07]:

  • Nashville, TN – Belcourt Theater

[10/14]:

  • Detroit (Royal Oak), MI – Main Art Theater
  • Philadelphia, PA – Ritz At The Bourse
  • Seattle, WA – Varsity Theater
  • Atlanta, GA – Midtown Arts Cinema

[10/21]:

  • New Haven, CT – Criterion Cinemas
  • San Diego, CA – Ken Cinema

[10/28]:

  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Lagoon Cinema
  • Omaha, NE – Ruth Sokolof Theater
  • St. Louis, MO – Landmark Theater Tivoli

[11/04]:

  • Denver, CO – Landmark Chez Artiste
  • Portland, OR – Cinema 21 Theater
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Tower Cinema (map)

[11/11]:

  • Kansas City, MO – Tivoli Theater
  • Boise, ID – The Flicks

[11/18]:

  • Santa Fe, NM – CCA Cinematheque
  • Albuquerque, NM – Guild Cinema (map)
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