41st & Central: The Untold Story of the LA Black Panthers

PAFF Encores
March 26 to April 8
Culver Plaza Theatres
9919 Washington Blvd., LA

Gregory Everett follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party from its glorious Black Power beginnings to its tragic demise.

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival is proud to present the 2010 Audience Favorite Award winning film 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panther Party as part of its extended year-round programming at the Culver Plaza Theatre.

41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panther Party is the first part in a documentary series that follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense from its glorious Black Power beginnings through to its tragic demise.

Despite the Party’s formation of free medical clinics and a successful breakfast program for children, the L.A. chapter was also known as the most violent Black political group in the United States. 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panther Party explores the Black Panther ethos, its conflict with the L.A.P.D. and the US Organization, as well as the events that shaped the complicated and often contradictory legacy of the L.A. chapter.

41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panther Party contains interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watt’s uprising from the perspective of the participants who “engaged with the L.A.P.D.”

41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panther Party is the most in-depth study ever of the L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and features first hand accounts of the Party’s formation as told by the original surviving members. This film gives the viewer an eyewitness account of Bunchy and John Huggins murders at U.C.L.A. in 1969 and includes exclusive interviews with Black Panther Party leaders Geronimo Ji Jagga and Elaine Brown.

Also featured are former Black Panther members Ericka Huggins, Roland & Ronald Freeman, Wayne Pharr, Jeffrey Everett, Long John Washington, former L.A.P.D. Chief Bernard Parks, US Organization member Wesley Kabaila, U.C.L.A. Professor Scot Brown, and many others.

Starring: Geronimo Ji Jagga, Elaine Brown, Kathleen Cleaver, Ericka Huggins, Roland Freeman, Ronald Freeman, Wayne Pharr, Bernard Parks Sr., Long John Washington, Wesley Kabaila, Scot Brown,

Directed by: Gregory Everett

Produced by: Carl Craig, Garry Walker, Jasmyne A. Cannick, Damon Jones
March 26-April 8, 2010
Fri-Sun: 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
Mon-Thur: 12 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 8 p.m.

Culver Plaza Theatres
9919 Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA

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