Maysles Cinema presents the 6th Black Panther Party Film Festival
The sixth Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival starts this weekend at The Maysles Cinema on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. The opening and closing film of the 2014 festival is the excellent documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, and it will be shown on Friday, September 26th and Saturday, October 4th. On opening night this Friday, the film will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Shola Lynch and four original members of the Black Panther Political Party.
The Black Panther Party Film Festival will feature short and feature-length documentary films, and will include a tribute to Herman Wallace, one of the members of the Angola 3, who passed away on October 4th. Proceeds from the festival are said to be used as commissary for political prisoners. Right on!
Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY, these two upcoming consecutive weekends (Sept. 26th-27th, Oct. 3rd-4th) capture the experiences of political prisoners, along with compelling live Q&A sessions with BPP members, featured filmmakers and film subjects, activists and legal experts.
See the full schedule of films showing at the Black Panther Party Film Festival
343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY, 10027
(btwn 127th and 128th Streets)