September 23rd, 2011 - “THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975” opens in Bay Area theaters this Friday, September 23rd

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Subject: “THE BLACK POWERMIXTAPE 1967-1975” opens in Bay Area theaters this Friday, September 23rd!


If you’re free this Friday night September 23rd, come join us at thePiedmont Theater 9:35pm screening of The Black Power Mixtape in North Oakland.  No giveaways or special speakers,but we’re gathering a large group! Buy your tickets in advance.


Tell your mom, dad, cousins, bring your kids, friends, everyone needsto see this new documentary! If you don’t know where you been,you won’t know where you’re going!
Spreading knowledge, love & understanding,
Nicole Middleton
Carrie Productions & Louverture Films


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SundanceSelects presents  




directed byGöran Hugo Olsson produced by Annika Rogell


andco-produced by Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover





Opens in the Bay Area on Friday September 23. 
Pre-orderyour tickets now at:


PiedmontTheater in Oakland
4186 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 9461 1
(510) 464-5980
Shattuck Cinemas inBerkeley
2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 464-5980
Embarcadero CenterCinema in San Francisco
One Embarcadero Center,Promenade Level
San  Francisco, CA94111
(415) 267-4893








A film byGöran Hugo Olsson




SundanceSelects presents Göran Hugo Olsson’s revelatory THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE1967-1975, co-produced by longtime activist and actor Danny Glover. Anirresistible audiovisual collage, the film combines a treasure trove ofrecently rediscovered footage of the 1967–75 black power movement withpenetrating commentary by leading contemporary African-American voices, all setto an evocative soundtrack by Questlove of the Roots and Om’Mas. A BestEditing prize-winner at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, THE BLACK POWERMIXTAPE 1967-1975 also screened at the New Directors/New Films festival. Itwill open theatrically in late September.


At the end ofthe 1960s, numerous Swedish journalists came to the US, drawn by stories of urbanunrest and revolution. Filming for close to a decade, they gained the trust ofmany of the leaders of the black power movement—Stokely Carmichael, BobbySeale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—capturing them inintimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, thislush collection of 16mm film, peppered with footage of Black Panther activitiesand B-roll images of black America,was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television. Director Olssonbrings this mesmerizing footage to light and, integrating audio interviews withprominent African-American artists and activists who were influenced by thestruggle—from Erykah Badu to Harry Belafonte—crafts a dynamicchronicle of the birth and life of a movement.










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The movie isalready playing in New York.It will open in Californiatheaters on September 23.




*** IN THE NEWS ***


09/08/11 — Nijla Mumin  for IndieWire


Why It Took A Swede To Make The Black Power Mixtape




09/08/11 — A.O. Scott for The New York Times


A TumultuousTime, Captured by Outsiders




09/09/11 — Craig Detweiler for PasteMagazine


The BlackPower Mixtape 1967-1975 review




09/09/11 — Kristen Meinzer for NPR’s The Takeaway


Audiointerview with Kathleen Cleaver and Director Olsson




09/20/11 – Danny Glover interview on Tavis Smiley Show


Be sure tocatch an inspiring conversation with Danny Glover, about the importance of thisfilm.. and it’s impact on today’s generation.  Please checkfor your local showing