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The Murder of Fred HamptonThe Chicago-based Film Group – whose leading figures would later go on to create such films such as The China Syndrome and Renaldo and Clara – were responsible for this chilling slice of US history. Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and this film features his activities in organising the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programmes he founded for children during the last 18 months of his life before he was brutally murdered by the Chicago police.
Death of A RevolutionaryEvocation of the life and ideas of Soledad Brother George Jackson after his assassination in San Quentin Prison. Produced with the Black Panther Party and featuring Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Director Fontaine gained privileged access to work with an organisation that had become highly secretive in the face of intense opposition from the US establishment. Supported by Granada TV, it's highly unlikely that such a programme would be possible in today's programme commissioning structure.
We hope that Dick Fontaine will join a discussion after the film. Tickets £5 (Non-Members should call the Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11:30-20:30 daily) to book tickets at this special price).