The Black Bear is a feature film that’s currently available on Netflix.
In the original, the bear is portrayed by Sam Rockwell, who’s a grizzly who lives with his mother in a cabin on a remote mountain in Maine.
In 2017, a documentary by filmmaker James Franco titled Black Bear: The Legend of the Black Panther made it to Netflix, but unfortunately the film didn’t get the theatrical release it was hoping for.
Instead, Netflix will release the film on January 11.
The Black Panther is a fictionalized account of the African-American struggle for civil rights in the early 20th century.
The film was first released in 1964, but its true-life origins have been a matter of debate.
In 2018, an excerpt from the film was published in an essay by writer and activist Cornel West, who argued that the Black Panthers were a “false” organization.
The excerpt featured an account from an account written by the Black Hawk Down sniper, who died in Vietnam in 1969.
West argued that while the Panthers were originally a group of Black people fighting against the United States government, they were ultimately an American racist organization that “used the Black-American experience to further their political aims.”
After the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a new generation of Black activists began to organize, including West.
The story of the black Panther movement has also been the subject of many film adaptations.
In 1973, the black comedy The Black Stallion became a cult classic, and in 1994, Clint Eastwood directed the first feature film adaptation of the story.
The 2018 film, which stars Tilda Swinton and Forest Whitaker, is also being produced by Franco.