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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,
Carrie Productions & Louverture Films
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THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975
directed byGöran Hugo Olsson produced by Annika Rogell
andco-produced by Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover
***PLAYING IN OAKLAND, BERKELEY, ANDSAN FRANCISCO ***
Opens in the Bay Area on Friday September 23.
Pre-orderyour tickets now at: http://test.landmarktheatres.com/lmk/12497.html?mkt=12497
PiedmontTheater in Oakland
4186 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 9461 1
Shattuck Cinemas inBerkeley
2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Embarcadero CenterCinema in San Francisco
One Embarcadero Center,Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA94111
—– ABOUT THE MOVIE
THE BLACKPOWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975
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