Margaret Mead Program II (unrated) Showcasing innovative, nonfiction works from around the world, the Margaret Mead Festival continues with A Panther in Africa and "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert." Director Aaron Matthews ' A Panther in Africa focuses on Pete O'Neal, who has spent the past 32 years in Tanzania to avoid the consequences of a U.S. weapons charge. Video of O'Neal's Black Panther days brings his earlier years to vivid life. Through candid commentary, O'Neal acknowledges that, while growing up in Kansas City, "the streets got me"; his pre-1965 ambition was to be a pimp. Today, at 63, he directs the United African Alliance and works tirelessly to improve his community and counter racism. Coco Fusco's experimental "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" uses newspaper headlines, photos and video footage to reconsider the 1970 hunt for philosopher and activist Angela Davis from the point of view of an imaginary, obsessed FBI agent. Both screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, in the Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves. Call 314-968-7487 for more information. (Diane Carson)
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