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The Murder of Fred Hampton at Stony Island Art Bank.

The Murder of Fred Hampton

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Additional screening times added:
Friday, Dec. 7: 2:00PM, 5:00PM
Saturday, Dec 8: 1:00PM, 4:00PM

The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into Hampton s apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony. The Murder of Fred Hampton is a chilling slice of American history.

This screening is presented in collaboration with Chicago Film Archives.

Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. Our purpose is to serve institutions and filmmakers of this region and elsewhere by establishing a repository for institutional and private film collections; serve a variety of cultural, academic and artistic communities by making the films available locally, nationally, and internationally for exhibition, research, and production; and serve our culture by restoring and preserving films that are rare or not in existence elsewhere.

This is a free event. RSVP Recommended!

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