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Formed in April 1968, the Seattle Black Panthers were the first Panther chapter to exist outside of California. Along with their ideological protests, the Seattle Panthers did a lot of real-world good, launching a series of programs providing free breakfast to children and founding the Sidney Miller Medical Clinic, which carries on today as the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center. In honor of Black History Month, Ark Lodge Cinemas is hosting the Seattle Black Panther Party Film Festival, three days of rare film curated by Billy X Jennings, archivist for the Black Panther Party alumni. Among the offerings: Lords of the Revolution, a vérité documentary of Panthers in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles; COINTELPRO 101, a documentary about the US government's secret program targeting America's progressive movements; and In the Land of the Free, a documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson about the Angola 3, the three Black Panthers accused of murdering a guard in Louisiana's Angola Prison. Trailer below!