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Film: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution

February 18, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

black-panthers-print-ad-386x527Film and discussion about DC’s Black Arts Movement (1968-1974), its message and legacies.

Guest speakers THEN & NOW:
TONY GITTENS, Co-Founder, Drum & Spear Bookstore | Founder & Director Filmfest DC
MICHI JONES, Dancer | Television and Theater Production
CLAYTON LEBOUEF, Entrepreneur & DJ | Actor (TV, film, stage), Playwright

Other speakers TBA. Screening is SOLD OUT.

Additional information: email or call 202-780-7054
About The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored — cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. Read more.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution premieres on Independent Lens on PBS Tuesday, February 16 at 9/8c (check local listings)

Screening is SOLD OUT.

Sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, the Indie Lens Pop-Up,  WHUTBusboys and PoetsCenter for Media & Social Impact, Broccoli City, Politics & Prose, Center for Media and Social Impact, and DC Shorts.

The Indie Lens Pop-Up series (formely Community Cinema) is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships.


February 18, 2016
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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