“Writer James Baldwin probably best captured the sentiments of Black Americans in relation to Angela Davis when he concluded: “… we must fight for your life as though it were our own–which it is– and render impassable with our bodies the corridor to the gas chamber. For if they will be for us that night.” – Robert A. DeLeon (Jet Magazine Nov. 18, 1971)
“…The sentiments of Black Americans still live on for many bodies that are held captive like Angela Davis.” – Mars D. Silver
In cohesion with the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition, Arts Bank Cinema will be hosting a two-month exploration of Black Panther Party cinema and footage of the era. Free Angela Davis and All Other Political Prisoners is a documentary that chronicles the life of educator and activist, Angela Davis and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.
Come out and watch the Free Angela Davis and All Other Political Prisoners and join in for a discussion following the documentary exploring the life of Angela Davis and the forward-looking contributions of Black women of the Black Panther Party.
Arts Bank Cinema screenings are traditionally on Fridays. This screening is a Sunday matinee in cohesion with the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition. All other Arts Bank Cinema screenings will resume to Friday evenings.