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Black Cultural Archives Film Season at The Ritzy (15 - 29 August)

 Stuart Hall, who's life and work is the focus of  The Stuart Hall Project

Stuart Hall, who's life and work is the focus of The Stuart Hall Project

15 August- 29 August

Ritzy Picturehouse cinema

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This August the Picturehouse Ritzy is teaming with the  newly-opened Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton (the UK’s biggest Black heritage centre) to launch a special season of films and screen talks exploring the depth and diversity of Black British and the wider African cultural experience.

Documentary films and shorts will explore Generation Windrush, Black intellectuals, radicals and grassroots resistance movements of the '60s and '70s; and through to the '80s Black British arts renaissance; Black womanhood; and the African diaspora.



Friday 15 August, 6.30

Stuart Hall Double Bill plus Q&A

We open our film season with a double-bill screening of C.L.R. JAMES TALKS TO STUART HALL followed by John Akomfrah's THE STUART HALL PROJECT, plus a Q&A hosted by BCA visual culture curator Barby Asante and guests.

Wednesday 20 August, 6.30


Stephen Vittoria's painstakingly detailed documentary is a searing portrait of a man considered by many to be America's most famous political prisoner. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Black Nationalist and celebrated journalist, was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer and sentenced to death in a trial marked by racial controversy. 

Friday 29 August, 9.15

Black British and Diaspora Shorts

An outdoor screening in Windrush Square, in association with Lambeth Sustainable Travel and Electric Pedals.

A selection of short films by Black British and African diaspora filmmakers, thematically inspired by the BCA’s opening exhibition Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain. Plus welcome and introduction by Nadia Denton and guests.

Friday 5 September, 6.30

Race, Resistance, Renaissance plus Q&A hosted by June Givanni

A triple bill of short films and documentaries exploring diverse and explosive portraits of Black British identity and politics, from the 1960s to 1990s, followed by a Q&A hosted by June Givanni, director of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive, Black Film Bulletin Magazine and former director of the African/Caribbean Film Unit at the British Film Institute.

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