Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

1970, 73m, 35mm, Algeria/France

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Screened March 10–11, 2018

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Klein’s raw, probing documentary portrait of one of the founding fathers of the Black Panther Party (famously turned political conservative) finds Cleaver living in exile in Algeria with activist wife Kathleen. Loosely organized into thematic chapters with Godardian headings, the film allows to Cleaver elucidate his views on revolution, Marxism, exile, and the fraught state of America with candid eloquence.

A film by William Klein