BUEI & Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series
On Sunday, November 15th BUEI and Bermuda Docs present their Weekend Film Series, kindly sponsored by Goslings.
3 p.m. – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (USA / 115 minutes / Rated: Over 15 ‘UK’)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
Winner, Audience Choice Award, River Run International Film Festival
“The Black Panthers roar again in a vital new documentary.” – Village Voice
5.15 p.m. – The Case Against 8 (USA / 110 minutes / Rated: PG)
Winner of 10 international film festival awards, The Case Against 8 is a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Winner, Directing Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
“Spellbinding stuff.” – London Evening Standard
Tickets are $15 each and are available at Oceans Gift Shop. Call 294-0204 to book your tickets.