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A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)




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BLACK STARZ!, a Starz Encore channel will premiere this spring an original production, A Huey P. Newton Story (AHPNS), in association with PBS and African Heritage Network. Spike Lee directed the film and stage actor, Roger Guenveur Smith created, wrote and stars in the film which was adapted from his Obie (R) Award winning off-Broadway solo performance. Steven Adams, Bob L. Johnson and Marc Henry Johnson of Luna Ray Films, LLC are producers.A Huey P. Newton Story is a virtuosic and intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Spike Lee employs his signature mixture of film and archival footages in color and black & white to capture Newton's "inner mind" and point of view as Guenveur Smith performs before a live audience.A Huey P. Newton Story is scheduled to have its world premiere on BLACK STARZ! June 18, 2001 at 9:00pm e/p. -- © 2001 Luna Rays Films, LLC


Roger Guenveur Smith
as Huey P. Newton
Rahum Brown
as Black Panther
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Critic Reviews for A Huey P. Newton Story

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The production doesn't resolve the paradoxes in Newton's life, but it does give viewers some idea of what it might have been like to be inside his head.

June 9, 2020 | Full Review…

By bringing Newton alive, Smith opens the door for further exploration of this colorful, insightful figure.

June 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The anger and frustration toward racial injustice that fuels Newton's tears and tirades are framed beautifully by director Lee.

June 9, 2020 | Full Review…

While undeniably compelling to watch, this slant tends to underline the negative aspects of Newton's legacy at the expense of his achievements.

May 21, 2009 | Full Review…

The film represents a new triumph for Lee, one that comes closer to Do the Right Thing than nearly anything else in his career.

May 26, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The film is one long monologue of Huey's inner mind , culminating in a riveting shadow boxing dance by Smith, who then sits down for the final end.

August 1, 2003 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Huey P. Newton Story

Very intriguing!

Leo L
Leo L

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Those who haven't seen this, should definitely watch it.

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Chosen 718

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