‘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

Sign & Spin Social Gathering

In cohesion with the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition, SEPIA Collective and Rebuild Foundation presents a ‘Sign & Spin Social Gathering’. Come to the Stony Island Arts Bank for a meet and greet with Black Panthers while DJ Duane Powell spins an afro-rhythmic set. Purchase original artwork and posters that you can get signed and photographed… Learn More

Her Words: Black Women Panther Panel

While the imagery of uniformed militant Black men armed with panther power against the oppressor has always been synonymous with the name and legacy, it was the Black Panther Party’s women members who upheld and (in the 70s) made up the majority of the movement. Following a special screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political… 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

The Bridge #15

The new sound of the early 20th century, which was to be identified as ‘jazz’, was immediately new and popular, a product of its time linked to that era’s transformations: a fortunate collision of cultures, at the time of the second industrial revolution, the development of mass transportation, the democratization of artistic and instrumental practices…… 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

American Revolution II

American Revolution II begins by documenting the explosive confrontations between the Chicago police and protestors during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The filmmakers then move from these clashes to a nuanced, compelling, and very timely examination of the unlikely relationship that was developing between the Black Power movement in Chicago and the Young Patriots—a group… Learn More