The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution (160169)
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“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution” opened in New York Sept. 2 at the Film Forum, located at 209 W. Houston St. The film is also opening at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Friday, Sept. 11, located at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

“The Black Panthers” is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for Black people and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.

Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Go to for more information.