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A Huey P. Newton Story Directed by Spike Lee
Product Description
A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party. Director Spike Lee and Roger Guenveur Smith collaborate for the 7th time to bring Newton's thoughts, philosophies, history and flavour to life. Adapted from Robert Guenveur Smith's Obie Award winning off- Broadway solo performance of the same name, Spike Lee brings the play from the stage to the screen as only he could. Shot before a live audience, Spike Lee uses his signature mixture of film and archival footage, to capture Newton's "inner mind." The film is complemented by period material and original compositions from sound designer Marc Anthony Thompson, who received an Obie and Audelco Award for his work. Accompanied by an outstanding performance, starring and written by Roger Guenveur Smith, Nominated for two NAACP Image Awards and for winning the Peabody Award. This film is a piece of history that will bring the meaning to "Without Struggle There is No Life".
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #26704 in DVD
  • Brand: Huey P. Newton Story
  • Released on: 2004-01-13
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Color, NTSC
  • Original language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .50" h x 5.50" w x 7.50" l, .25 pounds
  • Running time: 95 minutes
  • Customer Reviews

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5GREAT PERFORMANCE BY ROGER G
    By POO N THE DESERT
    ALMOST LIVE AND UPCLOSE,,GREAT PERFORMANCE BY ROGER G S

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5Excellent storytelling and great soundtrack
    By Michael Parrish
    First saw this one-man how on HBO and was fascinated by Roger Guenveur Smith. Excellent storytelling and great soundtrack. Spike Lee does it again.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5Reflective
    By MS FACS teacher
    It took me until the midpoint of this documentary play to value it - and then I was completely sold. The simplicity of the frame, the silhouettes in the background and the passion of the actor, Roger Guenveur Smith, all pulled me into a story that I think deserves every ounce of this focus and talent. This is the kind of drama that needs to be watched several times before making "final" judgment -but even after watching it only once you will be touched and want to learn more about Huey and the movement. Great job!

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