Amiri Baraka in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Coretta Scott King in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Rev. Jesse Jackson in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Dr. Betty Shabazz in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Harry Belafonte in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
A musician in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Dick Gregory in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Isaac Hayes in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Bobby Seale in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Amiri Baraka in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Richard Roundtree in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber
Crowd members in a scene from <i>Nationtime</i>, courtesy Kino Lorber

Nationtime

William Greaves, 1972, U.S.

Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, William Greaves (1926–2014) was also the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972, a historic event that gathered black voices from across the political spectrum, among them Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Richard Hatcher, Amiri Baraka, Charles Diggs, Isaac Hayes, Richard Roundtree and H. Carl McCall. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, the film was considered too militant for television broadcast at the time and has since circulated only in an edited 58-minute version. This new 4K restoration from IndieCollect, with funding from Jane Fonda and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, returns the film to its original 80-minute length and visual quality.

This film will be released on October 23 in virtual cinemas. Click here to find a Kino Marquee virtual cinema supporting a theater near you.

Details

  • 80 min
  • Color
  • In English

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