Tag Archives: Black Panthers

Angola 3

PM Press sent me an email today announcing a Black History Month sale on DVD’s of the provocative prison documentary, The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation. Here’s the word from the PM site where you can buy the film for 50% off using the coupon code FEBRUARY… The Angola 3: Black [...]

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Huey’s Day

On February 17 we celebrate the 1942 birthday of the founder of the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton. Anyone paying attention to Black Lives Matter can’t help but see parallels to the same challenges that faced the Black Panthers way back in the 1960′s. Here’s a 1968 documentary film made by the Panthers: Huey! [...]

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Dig The Diggers

Adding to my recent posts about San Francisco in the 1960′s, I think it’s important to look at the hippies themselves — who were all these long-haired freaks? The question matters for anyone interested in understanding where more recent counter-cultural movements have come from, and it’s one that reveals surprising answers, offering deep, novel veins [...]

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Back in Black: Agnes Varda’s Panthers

The French filmmaker Agnes Varda’s candid camera work, and the natural performances and settings in her narrative films and documentaries influenced no less than Jean-Luc Godard. As a result, Varda is considered to be one of the key influences in the development of the French New Wave. In 1968, Varda traveled to America to shoot [...]

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