Monday, September 19, 2011

New Film: "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"

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 Movement—Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—the 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.,0,7220501.story


NEW YORK: 9th of September at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinema
SAN FRANCISCO: 23rd of September Embarcadero Center Cinema
LOS ANGELES: 23rd of September at Nuart
BERKELEY: 23rd of September at Shattuck
OAKLAND: 23rd of September at Piedmont Theatre
CAMBRIDGE: 30th of September at Kendall Square
WASHINGTON D.C.: 30th of September at E Street.
NASHVILLE: 7th of October at Belcourt Theatre
CHICAGO: 14th of October at Music Box Theatre
DETROIT: 14th of October at Main Art
PHILADELPHIA: 14th of October at Ritz At The Bourse
ATLANTA: 14th of October at Midtown Art
SEATTLE: 14th of October at Varsity
NEW HAVEN: 21st of October at Criterion Cinemas
SAN DIEGO: 21st of October at Ken
MINNEAPOLIS: 28th of October at Lagoon
OMAHA: 28th of October at Ruth Sokoof Theater
ST. LOUIS: 28th of October at Tivoli
DENVER: 4th of November at Chez Artiste
PORTLAND: 4th of November at Cinema 21 Theatre
SALT LAKE CITY: 4th of November at Tower Cinema
TUCSON: 4th of November at Loft Cinema
KANSAS CITY: 11th of November at Tivoli Cinemas
BOISE: 11th of November at The Flicks
SANTA FE: 18th of November at CCA Cinematheque
ALBUQUERQUE: 18th of November at Guild Cinema

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