BLACK PANTHER (a.k.a Off the Pig)

“Black Panther (a.k.a Off the Pig),” is  part three of our five part film series, “Citizen in Pictures,”. It is a compelling documentation of the Black Panther Party leadership in 1967. This film contains a prison interview with Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton as well as an interview with Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver, footage of the aftermath of the police assault against the Los Angeles Chapter headquarters and much more. “Citizen in Pictures”, is a five part series of one hour programs, featuring six extraordinary films that visually speak to the themes presented in Ms. Rankine’s book. Each virtual program will begin with Ms. Rankine herself, reading from her work, followed by the scheduled film screening and ending with a hosted talk back about the film. Our guest for this week’s talk back will be J.T. Takagi, Executive Director of Third World Newsreel, an alternative media arts organization, founded in1967, that fosters the creation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. Claudia Rankine’s award-winning volume Citizen: An American Lyric”, is deeply moving. Her work is a composite of poetry, essay and visual art that boldly indicts America’s racial hypocrisy and sheds light on the tenuous relationships that exist between Black Americans and this country. The film series is co-presented and curated by Michelle Materre, founder of Creatively Speaking and Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School , and hosted by Carr Center Resident Artist, Juanita Anderson.