‘ICONIC: Black Panther’ Opening Reception

Following groundbreaking exhibitions at American Steel Studios in Oakland and Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles, SEPIA collective is thrilled to announce the third exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther, at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, IL, curated by Rootwork Gallery founder Tracie D. Hall. In recognition of one of the most influential political movements… Learn More

Panther (R)

Directed by Mario Van Peebles (son of actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles) and based on the novel by his father, Panther is the first narrative feature film to depict the Black Panther Party. In Panther, Peebles illustrates the rise and fall of the 1960’s black radical movement through the lens of Vietnam vet Judge… Learn More

Wattstax (R)

The Watts Riots of 1965 were the City of Los Angeles most crucial unrest until the Rodney King riots of 1992. To commemorate the seventh anniversary of the riots held in 1965, a benefit concert that took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was held featuring artists like Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Emotion,… Learn More

Black [POWER] Friday!

Do you know the history of Black Friday? Do you want an alternative to celebrating the capitalistic holiday that gives to corporations that doesn’t give back to us? Arts Bank Cinema will be screening The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2011), John Singleton’s Higher Learning (1995), Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (1992) and other footage about the… Learn More