The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Jan 23, 2015 | Documentary, History

Director: Stanley Nelson

Writer(s): Stanley Nelson

Starring: Angela Arnold, Erica Ball, Rhon G. Flatts, Eric Lockley, Nola Nelson, Stu Richel, Jason Torres, Trudy Williams, Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Marlon Brando, Elaine Brown, Scot Brown, William F. Buckley, William Calhoun, Clayborne Carson, Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver, Dennis Cunningham, Emory Douglas, Jim Dunbar, Flores Forbes, Sherwin Forte, Ronald Freeman, Beverly Gage, Ray Gaul, Mike Gray, Jeff Haas, Fred Hampton, Edward Hanrahan, Tom Hayden, J. Edgar Hoover, Elbert Howard, Ericka Huggins, Phyllis Jackson, Deborah Johnson, Jamal Joseph, Mike Klonsky, Mark Kurlansky, Bob Lee, David Lemieux, Tarika Lewis, Felipe Luciano, Ron McCarthy, Michael McCarty, Steve McCutchen, Pat McKinley, Mohammed Mubarak, Donna Murch, Huey P. Newton, Richard Nixon, William O’Neal, Jeffrey Ogbar, Gil Parker, Lise Pearlman, Wayne Pharr, Ronald Reagan, Renault Robinson, Howard Saffold, Bobby Seale, Bob Smitson, M. Wesley Swearingen, Rita Williams Garcia, Landon Williams, Ora Williams, Yohuru Williams, Marvin X

Synopsis: 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.

Release Date: January 23, 2015 (USA) | Length: 113 min | Genre: History | Certificate: NR

Note: Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. I need to watch the film to better identify people.