Opening night. New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Stanley Nelson and participants in the film
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution*. 2015. USA. Directed by Stanley Nelson. Courtesy of Stephen Shames

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. 2015. USA. Directed by Stanley Nelson. 113 min.

A thrilling, comprehensive history of the revolutionary movement that transformed race and class in America, told through meticulous research and astonishing archival materials by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Emmy Award winner Stanley Nelson. Vanguard of the Revolution is a riveting chronicle of power, idealism, tragedy, and transformation, bringing together the multiple, complex histories of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, as told by its disparate factions, supporters, opposition, and the news media. A 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection.