The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: December 13, 2011
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Broken into nine chapters -- one for each year -- the documentary isn't a rigorous work but a felt piece of vital, if flawed, art.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

The film is testament to the power of archival legwork in documentary-filmmaking.

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Ina Diane Archer
Film Comment Magazine

Olsson includes material that might typically have been considered outtakes and lets clips play at length, reinforcing an impression of intimacy with the participants in the scene.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's thrilling to hear from unrepentant revolutionaries such as Angela Davis and amusing to hear from their bell-bottomed white lawyers.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

From the fly-on-the-wall, cinéma-vérité style of the '60s to a more aggressive, advocacy approach in the mid-'70s, "Mixtape" is a wide slice of nonfiction film history.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The 'mixtape' designation is apt. This episodic movie doesn't really come together, but its highlights make it worthwhile. (Eldridge Cleaver earns laughs when he names 'the three pigs' running for president: 'Oink Nixon, Oink Humphrey, and Oink Wallace.')

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is not your standard documentary dealing with racism in America.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A film that suffers from a surfeit of credulity.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Offers some amazing footage and a surprisingly cohesive narrative, considering that this was old film stock newly discovered and reassembled by contemporary Swedish filmmakers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This documentary is essential viewing for anyone interested in modern American history, especially where African American studies are concerned. What we get… More
Walter M.
"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" is a fascinating documentary, with the help of some commentary from the present day, that contains footage shot by… More