By Owen Gleiberman
Updated August 31, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

type
  • Movie
genre

This archival scrapbook of the black power movement was assembled from footage shot by Swedish journalists in the ’60s and ’70s. The movie gets beyond the familiar fetishistic trappings — the Black Panthers posing with their guns and Che-knockoff Marxist berets, etc. — to reveal the humanistic yearnings of the key players. The Black Power Mixtape 1967?1975 is a tangy raw stew of history, even if it never begins to confront the contradictions that bedeviled black militancy. B+

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
runtime
  • 100 minutes

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