History in the making

#3 Black Panthers from Sacramento, Free Huey Rally, Bobby Hutton Memorial Park in Oakland, CA, 1969. Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch

We will be screening two powerful historical documentaries at our next Weekend Film Series on Sunday, November 15.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (3 pm) 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. Directed by master documentarian Stanley Nelson, it is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of a pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

Winner of 10 international film festival awards, The Case Against 8 (5.30 p.m.) is a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, it tells the story of how two gay couples took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

You can purchase Weekend Film Series tickets ($15) by calling 294-0204, or by visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

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