Guest of Honor: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture, BPP

Monday, July 13th F.R.E.E. presents:

6:00pm Black & Blue: Legends of the Hip Hop Cop

Dir. Peter Spirer, (2005) 86 min.

Proof COINTELPRO tactics are alive and well – NYPD’s “rap unit,” a secret group within the police force that

keeps a “rap binder” and targets some of the genre’s biggest superstars, including Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg,

the Game, Nas, Ja-Rule, and Lil’ Kim. Followed by discussion with Kym Clarke (Director of F.R.E.E) &

King Downing (ACLU’S Campaign against Racial Profiling).

Tuesday, July 14th Still Fighting: The SF8

7:00pm Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement

Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks & The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 min.

This film tells the grave story of 8 Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30

years ago based on testimony illicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans PD.

7:30pm Defense Attourney Soffiyah Elijah and & Francisco Torres will provide the most recent account

of the case.

Thursday, July 16th The Oakland Chapter & The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

7:00pm Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers

Peralta TV (2009) 60 min.

The story of the start of Black Studies programs and the BPP at Merritt College. While focusing on West Oakland

in the late sixties, the film addresses the broad roots of the movement and the impact the party had on

social justice throughout the world.

8:00pm Slide Show with Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture

Emory Douglas’s graphics presented the vision of the Panther Party to the world with force and soul. Emory

will show and discuss his work along with a deep Panther knowledge bearer, Billy X.

Friday, July 17th Women with Guns

7:00pm Self Respect, Self Defense and Self Determination:

Mabel Williams in conversation with Kathleen Cleaver (2006) 72 min.

In this historic conversation, two inspiring women of the 60s Black liberation struggle share their personal

experiences and how their history relates to the struggle today. Moderated by Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance

and introduced by Angela Davis.

Rank and File Sister

Dir. Ethel Paris, 18 min.

This intimate conversation between 5 Panther women offers a glimpse of day to day sacrifices and contributions

rank and file women made to realize the Black Panther Party’s program.

8:30pm Panel: TBA

Saturday, July 18th Panther Legacy

7:30pm Tupac: Resurrection

Dir. Lauren Lazin (2003) 112 min.

This film literally resurrects the life story of Tupac Shakur through his own voice and archival materials. As Tupac

describes his life growing up as the son of a Panther, Afeni Shakur, it becomes clear how the political work

of the 60’s is carried on in new and unexpected ways.

At the New Museum (235 Bowery,

Saturday, July 25th Building a Panther Iconography


Dir. Agnes Varda, (1969) 46 min.

Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers

Dir. Peralta TV (2009) 60 min.

Emory Douglas Lecture, 2005 @ Kink’s

And coming soon . . .

Aug., Sept. & October: Bastards of the Party, A Panther in Africa: The Life of Pete and Charlotte O’Neal, The Public Enemy & more!Visitwww.mayslesinstitute.orgto be on blast.

Our Gallery Space features reproductions of Radical Newspapers that cover the Panthers courtesy of Billy X of and an interactive video by artist Collette Gaitor.

Maysles Cinema

343 Malcolm X Blvd.

btw. 127 & 128 sts

Harlem, NY 10027

For info & reservations:

(212) 582-6050 ext. 207 or

$10.00 suggested admission.