MFF alum Stanley Nelson returns to The Charles Theater this weekend to host a screening of his documentary THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION. Nelson’s Q&A sessions at this year’s film festival were among the most engaging and timely audience events in MFF history.
THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION 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.
“An essential portrait of a singular radical movement in the American experience.”
– The Baltimore Sun