Starting tomorrow, Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center in New York City will be premiering “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.” The film combines footage from a Swedish journalist (it was lying undiscovered in a basement of Swedish Television for 30 years) of activists, like Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael, with contemporary interviews from African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, such as Erykah Badu, ?uestlove, Melvin Van Peebles and Talib Kweli. I might be heading to the theatre myself tomorrow. If you are not in NYC, IFC‘s website will have the film on video on demand on September 14. The movie will open in other theaters across the country later this month depending on how it does this weekend, so show your support.
Other information on the film:
Written and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB
Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films
Art Director: Stefania Malmsten
Edited by: Göran Hugo Olsson & Hanna Lejonqvist