The 53-minute documentary chronicles Marlene Cummins and her time as part of the little known, 10-member Australian chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1972.
Influenced by the Black Power movement in U.S., the short-lived, Brisbane-based group of young Aboriginal people staged educational theatre shows, watched the police on what they called “pig patrols,” and were at the forefront of demonstrations, including the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
The film also explores the abuse suffered by women in the party, which led to Marlene’s spiral into addiction. Still healing, Marlene has broken a 40-year silence in Black Panther Woman, which is five years in the making.
Black Panther Woman premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2014. Check out the official trailer and Brooklyn screening details below.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
BAM Rose Cinemas
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 1217
General Admission: $14.00
Cinema Club Members: $9.00