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Panther (1995), preceded by Fathers (short)
Mario Van Peebles
Rated R/ Narrative / 2 hours, 5 minutes
In this semi-fictionalized account of the origins of the Black Panthers, Vietnam veteran Judge (Kadeem Hardison) returns to his hometown of Oakland to find it beset by violence and police discrimination against African-Americans. Judge’s friend Cy tells him about a vigilante group that’s organizing against the police and introduces him to its leaders, Bobby (Courtney B. Vance) and Huey (Marcus Chong). Judge joins the movement but is soon beset by police pressure to inform against Huey.
“FATHERS” directed by Dumas Haddad, is a film that interrogates and challenges stereotypes surrounding the role of the black father in modern society.
Part of our Black Lens Film Week