FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (L.A. premiere!)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry.   Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

“Nothing short of a revelation.” — Amy Taubin, Film Comment

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 incredible collection was found languishing in the basement of the Swedish National Broadcast Company. 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, as well as 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) gives this historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance, and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.
Dir. Göran Olsson, 2011, HDCAM, 100 min.

If you’re unable to come to this sneak preview, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 opens at the NuArt on Friday, September 23rd!

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Tickets – free admission (first-come, first-serve with registration)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry.   Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.