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Hey New York #2 – See Eldridge Cleaver Documentary At BAM Tomorrow!

EldridgeCleaver_pdpAlso screening at BAM Cinematek (see Hey New York #1 just below this post) is a 75-minute 1969 documentary on leading member of the Black Panther Party Eldridge Cleaver, titled Eldridge Cleaver. It’s part of the BAMcinématek Contraband Cinema screening series. I like the title.

The film screens tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30 at 4:30pm, and again on Sunday, July 4, which will be followed by a Q&A with his widow, Kathleen Cleaver.

Synopsis: Under pressure from FBI’s counterintelligence program, Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver and his wife Kathleen left the United States for Algeria. There, he set up the International Section of the Black Panther Party which quickly became the hangout of revolutionaries from the Vietnamese and African liberation movements. Director Klein’s moving interview follows up with Cleaver during the Pan-African Cultural Festival in Algiers, where he expounds upon the Vietnam War and Black Power during a time when “revolution was the main theme of the day.”

Tickets are $12.

2 comments to Hey New York #2 – See Eldridge Cleaver Documentary At BAM Tomorrow!

  • NothingButAMan

    They divorced, so Kathleen is technically his ex-widow? Just sayin, they represented VERY different things politically by the time he passed.

    • True dat. They were together forever though it seemed, 20 to 25 years, struggle after struggle after struggle. And I don’t know if she ever remarried. So “widow” rolled off my tongue easily. But yeah, I suppose “ex-widow” would be more appropriate here.