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Colonial Theater offers sneak preview of “The Black Panthers”

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Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service, Independent Lens, WHYY and The Colonial Theatre, is offering an advance screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a film by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson.
The free presentation starts at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. There will be a 20-minute panel discussion. RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-black-panthers-vanguard-of-the-revolution-tickets-21013592220.

Black Panthers line up at a Free Huey rally in Defermery Park in west Oakland. Photo by Stephen Shames.

Black Panthers line up at a Free Huey rally in Defermery Park in west Oakland. Photo by Stephen Shames.

“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
The film 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. Nelson includes rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
It features Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph and dozens of others, alongside a soul soundtrack of the music integral to the party’s identity.
For more information, visit http://itvs.org/films/black-panthers and http://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs/black-panthers.

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