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Black Panthers Films to Screen at UCR

Black Panthers Films to Screen at UCR

Two documentaries will be shown on Feb. 11 and Feb. 19, and will include discussions with UC Riverside faculty, a filmmaker and former Los Angeles Black Panthers.

(February 10, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Two documentary films about the Black Panthers will screen at UC Riverside in February in celebration of Black History Month.

Both films are free and open to the public. Parking on campus costs $6.

“All Power to the People,” a documentary about the Black Panthers by Lee Lew-Lee, will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the ARTS Building, room 335. A discussion afterward will be led by Dylan Rodriguez, associate professor of ethnic studies, and Keith Harris, associate professor of English and media and cultural studies.

The second film, “41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers,” will screen on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Ultra Star University Village 10 Cinemas, 1201 University Ave.

“41st And Central” follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party from its Black Power beginnings to its demise, addressing the Black Panther ethos, the party’s influence on radical political groups in the United States and abroad, and events that shaped the complicated and often contradictory legacy of the Los Angeles Black Panthers.

The director, Gregory Everett of Film Revolution 2027, and three former Los Angeles Black Panthers – Roland Freeman, Wayne Tharr and Jeffery Everett – will participate in a question-and-answer session after the film.

Co-sponsors of the film screenings are the Associated Students Program Board (ASPB), African Student Programs, Media and Cultural Studies Speaker Series, Cine Revolucionario and Amnesty International at UCR.

For more information contact (951) 827-ASPB (2772).



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