The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Reviews
July 14, 2020
Docu about Black Power movement; language, violence.
June 10, 2020
With music by the Roots and Michael Jackson, this mind-expanding doc is an appropriate companion piece to Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy's penetrating new volume, Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency.
February 28, 2020
The result is astonishing, for stereotypes have long since replaced the vivid realities of that moment; now, revivified, its actors spin back into action, misconceptions corrected, history set straight.
March 12, 2019
A film that does seem eerily relevant right now is The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.
July 6, 2018
By resisting the impulse to let present-day moralists tamp the story into safe hindsight shape... it allows us to glimpse rawer and more remarkable elements of mutual transformation in real time.
March 5, 2018
The territory covered by "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" is relatively fresh, especially for viewers who didn't live through the period.
January 9, 2018
The best thing about The Black Power Mixtape is that it plays out our disagreements, then and now, and plays them loud. Listen.
November 5, 2013
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.
January 23, 2012
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.')
January 11, 2012
Offers some amazing footage and a surprisingly cohesive narrative, considering that this was old film stock newly discovered and reassembled by contemporary Swedish filmmakers.
December 16, 2011
The result is a film that doesn't chart the rise and fall of the black power movement, and viewers unfamiliar with civil rights history will likely be lost. But it does give insight into the frustration and anger that sparked the movement.
November 25, 2011
...we see our parents and ourselves refracted through a cool if subjective lens, and it's easy to wonder exactly how we made it.
November 4, 2011
Broken into nine chapters -- one for each year -- the documentary isn't a rigorous work but a felt piece of vital, if flawed, art.
November 1, 2011
What is most impressive about the film is that it manages to put human faces -- not just caricatures -- on the key figures of the movement.
October 28, 2011
It's thrilling to hear from unrepentant revolutionaries such as Angela Davis and amusing to hear from their bell-bottomed white lawyers.
October 27, 2011
It may not add up to a narrative, but it's a fascinating compilation -- a mixtape you may want to hear more than once.
October 27, 2011
"Mixtape" is about a foreign country. And the foreign country is ours.
October 25, 2011
Impressively made documentary that paints a fascinating portrait of an important period in American history, not least because the perspective stands in stark contrast to the American media's coverage of the same events at the time.
October 23, 2011
This fascinating documentary brings together material shot by Swedish documentarists and TV journalists dealing with the African American civil rights movement...