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Friday, April 17, 2015
San Francisco Film Festival presents: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, directed by Stanley Nelson
Black Panther Party revolutionary Queens
Ancestor Dr. Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party
Director Stanley Nelson
The Stanley Nelson's documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, will be screened at the San Francisco Film Festival, Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3:00pm. Marvin X was interviewed for the film. He attended Oakland's Merritt College with Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. He introduced Eldridge Cleaver to the BPP: "Marvin X was my teacher. Many of our comrades came through his Black Arts Theatre: Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Emory Douglas, Samuel Napier, Judy Juanita, JoAnn Mitchell, et al," said Dr. Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
Eldridge Cleaver and Alprentis Bunchy Carter, boss of the Slauson Street Gang, later Chair of the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party. Cleaver and Bunchy served time together at Soledad Prison. George Jackson was there as well when the Black Culture Club was established with Cleaver and Bunchy as co-chairs. This club was the beginning of the American Prison Movement, spearheaded by North American Africans, the most oppressed group in the USA Babylon oligarchy!
George Jackson, Messiah of the Black Prison Movement, author of Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
Black Panther Party co-founder, Bobby Seale and Marvin X
Marvin X and Tarika Lewis, violinist and first female member of the Black Panther Party
Actor Ossie Davis, Dr. Nathan Hare, Bobby Seale, Dr. Carlton Goodlette
Angela Davis, Marvin X, Sonia Sanchez
In 1969, Gov. Ronald Reagan removed Angela Davis from lecturing at UCLA because she was a Black Communist. At the same time he removed Nation of Islam poet Marvin X from teaching at Fresno State University because he was a Black Muslim, additionally, he had refused to fight in Vietnam for America, along with Muhammad Ali and all followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Marvin X not only refused to serve but under the influence of the Black Panther Party, he resisted by going to exile in Toronto, Canada, then a second time in Mexico City and Belize, British Honduras. He was deported back to the United States and served time in Terminal Island Federal Prison for his resistance and refusal to serve the white supremacy army of the USA.
Eldridge Cleaver and Marvin X, circa 1979, Oakland Ca.
We are pleased to invite you to a screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which will be held next weekend at
the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival!
. Please RSVP as soon as possble to this email address, or call 646-262-7757. We hope you can attend what promises to be an extraordinary event.
by the San Francisco Film Society, the Festival is the longest-running
film festival in the Americas. As it celebrates its 58th edition, SFIFF
has screened more than 6,000 films, entertained and inspired roughly two
million filmgoers and hosted thousands of prominent guests and
luminaries. Press coverage of films, guests and events is extensive.
The Festival screening
will be a Bay Area premiere
and we are very excited
presenting this at the Festival.
There will be an additional screening on Tuesday
Tickets for that screening are available online at festival.sffs.org and
at the Festival box office. located at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881
Post Street (at Fillmore), Open daily 3:30-7:30 pm. General admission
tickets are $15, Senior/student/disabled tickets are $14.
Associate Producer| The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
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New York, NY 10031