Black Panther Woman + Shorts Awards
Palace Kino Cinemas, Sunday 24th February, 7pm
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this session may contain images of people who have passed away.
Black Panther Woman (2014 / 52 mins)
In 1972, Marlene Cummins joined the Australian Black Panther Party and fell in love with charismatic leader Denis Walker – before spiralling into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets. Forty years later, Marlene faces her demons in this unflinching documentary, exposing the abuse within the protest movement and ultimately reconciling with her past. Cummins’ highly personal story culminates in a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York, where she reunites with other Black Panther women from across the world. Directed by the multi-award winning filmmaker Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance), Black Panther Woman was a hit with audiences and critics alike at the Sydney and Melbourne Festivals. The film has gone on to tour the globe, including the Pan African Film Festival and New Voices in Black Cinema Festival in the US.
Director – Rachel Perkins
Writer – Rochelle Oshlack
Producer – Rochelle Oshlack