Staying Power: Black Britain on Screen Monday 8 June – Saturday 25 July

Staying Power: Black Britain on Screen

Black Cultural Archives Film Festival 2015
In partnership with Ritzy Picturehouse Cinema

Monday 8 June – Saturday 25 July

This summer, Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives in partnership with Ritzy Picturehouse present Staying Power: Black Britain On ScreenInspired by BCA’s current Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s – 1990s (in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum), Staying Power: Black Britain On Screen Film Festival is an homage to the cinema of Black identities in the British frame. It is a salute to the pioneering voices of Black and British cinema; those independent storytellers, community griots, radical documentarians and counter-culture moving image activists who animate the unseen and amplify the seldom explored narratives.

Staying Power: Black Britain On Screen is a capsule collection of iconic snapshots; a time-traveller’s journey from the 1950s to 2015, reflecting Black culture’s evolving space in Britain’s landscape and beyond. What is the essence of ‘Staying Power’? This season of critically acclaimed feature films, rarely seen shorts, documentaries and dynamic live BCA salon debates invite you to explore and challenge: A Question of Belonging, LOVE?, Black Genius, Revolt & Revolution, Soul Cinema: Mirroring The Black Atlantic and what it means to be Black In The Digital Age.

Current screenings on sale:

LOOKING FOR LOVE
Saturday 25 July, 11am
BOOK ONLINE

BLACK IN THE DIGITAL AGE OUTDOOR SCREENING
FREE ENTRY
This outdoor screening takes place inside the Black Cultural Archives Courtyard. 

Full programme listing and film synopses

#BCAFilmFest Salons are a series of live, dynamic conversations with special guest panellists from the worlds of film, art and design, literature, journalism and culture criticism.

SOUL CINEMA + BLACK IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Friday 24 July, 7pm-9pm
Find out more & book tickets

For the latest updates follow us on @bcaheritage #BCAFilmFest and www.facebook.com/bcaheritage 

 

Staying Power: Black Britain On Screen is a BCA presentation in partnership with Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton.

Image  (above) credit: Colin Jones, ‘The Black House’ 1973-76, London. Courtesy of Autograph ABP.

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  1. Jang-Jang Bureh, author of the upcoming debut novel YGFM (Young Generals Forward Mistresses) The Hieroglyphics of Modern Day Literature says:

    Splendid… our story has not ended!

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