February 1, 2016
The Black Panther Party has often been portrayed as a bunch of gun-toting militants, but the Pax Christi film for Black History Month tells a story that’s far more complex. “The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975” will be shown at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, at El Paso‘s Mother Teresa Center, 2400 East Yandell Drive. Admission is free.
Described as “a mosaic of images, music, and narration,” the film is built around interviews with Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Stokely Carmichael, Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, and others. “It’s mostly impressionistic,” says movie critic David Lewis of the San Francisco Chronicle, “but, wow, some of those impressions really pack a punch.”
Sponsors of the film series are Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Information: (915) 740-3962.