Finally an acknowledgement of the BPP's socialist history!
It's great that the socialist aspect of the BPP has been acknowledged in the film and even fleshed out by showing the BPP trying to organize a multiracial working-class/marginalized group movement. The PBS documentary a few years ago awkwardly mentions its socialist roots for two minutes and then it is never brought up again. Also, I remember a documentary that was done for ABC or CBS ( I can't remember the network) a year or so after the PBS documentary and they cut entire lines out of a speech to hid Hampton's socialist leanings. Talk about Orwellian!
However, I didn't think it was developed enough. The movie was too focused on the state repression the Panthers' faced. I suppose that is the story they wanted to tell, but I would have loved them to develop on the Panthers "philosophy" more. Still a pretty good film and a great step in the right direction. Much appreciated. All power to the people!