Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | New documentary about the Black Panthers screens in Austin

black pantherBy Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015

Event: “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
What: Film showing
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Marchesa Hall and Theatre
Address: 6406 North IH35 #3100, Austin, Texas 78752
Admission: $10 General Admission

AUSTIN — The Austin Film Society will present “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” as part of its documentary series at the Marchesa, 6406 North IH35 #3100, on Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Director Stanley Nelson relies on interviews and archival footage to bring the story of the Black Panther Party to life. Nelson’s previous work documented Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple and Freedom Riders.

Formed as a party of self-defense against police brutality, the Black Panthers became a militant voice for transformation. Their 10-point program is still a model for racial and community justice, and their story is particularly important in the age of Black Lives Matter.

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