FYI (I love posting FYIs, if you can’t tell)– there’s a new documentary about Angela Davis that’s scheduled for limited release next weekend. Unfortunately, Austin isn’t on the list, but I’m hoping it will make its way in our direction. Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners is directed by Shola Lynch (and produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z), and it covers Davis’s 1970 arrest on charges of murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. It includes interviews with Davis, and tons of other great archival footage. Shola Lynch has said this about her project (via Okayplayer)
“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners is a documentary movie that asks how a bookish 26-year-old philosophy professor ends up on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and an international political icon in the early 1970s. The story is a political crime drama with a love story in the middle and many questions that can’t be answered.”
Here’s the trailer:
I also strongly recommend The Black Power Mixtape, another fantastic documentary about this period (if you have Netflix, it’s available streaming).