IU CINEMA: "Uptight!/Black Panthers"
- February 9, 2018
- Indiana University Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
- $4 all tickets
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Uptight! (1968) Directed by Jules Dassin
Black Panthers (1969) Directed by Agnès Varda
Blacklisted filmmaker Jules Dassin returned to Hollywood to update The Informer, substituting a Black Panther-like revolutionary cadre for the Irish Republican Army, shooting on location in Cleveland’s ghetto with a mainly Black cast. (“It’s gonna blow Whitey’s mind,” one enthusiastic actor was quoted as saying.) Schematic and verbose, Uptight! has all the flaws of Dassin’s social noirs; it also shares their virtues including a sense of bottled-up rage that explodes in the apocalyptic final half-hour. Made in Oakland during the summer of 1968, Agnès Varda’s short documentary Black Panthers(28 min.) is a casually electrifying account of Black Panther Party rallies and demonstrations. (16mm/16mm Presentation)
More information on the Wounded Galaxies 1968 Festival and Symposium can be found here.