Rare, Classic Films on Bob Marley and James Baldwin
Saturday 19th March
Bob Marley:Making of a Legend 11am-2pm
James Baldwin: Heard it Through the Grapevine 2pm-5pm
BFI SouthBank, Belvedere Road SE1 Tube: Waterloo.
Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend.
Made by co-producer of the Harder They Come and the Three Dumas, Esther Anderson was also the photographer of Bob Marley before and during his rise to international success. Miss Anderson was also part of the production team for Chris Blackwells Island records
Heard it through the Grapevine: James Baldwin
Produced by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, this is a highly personal film essay, written by James Baldwin, about exactly who and what survived the Civil Rights movement. It features Baldwin, his brother David, Chinua Achebe, Fanni Lou Hamer, Amiri Baraka, and other friends Baldwin made 'on that long, long road' through the 60s. On his journey he compares the strategies and tactics used by the black community in the 60's to see what worked and did'nt work with surprising results and revelations
African Animations Forum
Sunday 29th May 3.30-6pm
At Secret Hideout near London Bridge
Tickets £7.00 Adults £5.00 under 15's
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This is different from African Superheroes Day as there is no analysis just non-stop cartoons that could not fit into African Superheroes day. Plus Q and A, a black history quiz and interview with directors/producers. Educational and fun cartoons include:
Afroman: Kwame lives in New York but has been given superpowers by the ancient Egyptian Auset. He has to recharge his superpowers by studying history and must use them to fight the Media Monster
Bino and Fino: produced in Nigeria this brother and sister live in the city and find out about colonialism, african food and culture in their adventures.
Anansi the spider gets into trouble after betting the Elephant that he's stronger, plus 6 other cartoons from all over the world. Plus 6 more African made cartoons
In Celebration of Our Sisters & Black History Walks
The Story of Lovers Rock, plus Q & A with Menelik Shabbaz
Saturday 16 April 2-5pm
103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB. Notting Hill Gate Tube
Tickets £8.00. Available online only , no sales on the door, from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/108425)
The STORY OF LOVERS ROCK http://www.loversrockthefilm.com/ by Menelik Shabbaz (Burning an Illusion) is a feature length documentary that tells the story of a genre of reggae that was created in the UK. It was influential and very successful in the 70s and 80s and still lives on today. Along with the music came the dancing and fashion that created a unique brand of lifestyle. Inspired by female artists Lovers Rock was the first ‘girl power’ music in the UK at a time of heightened political tension and racism.
The film consists of memorable live performance (including Jean Adebambo before she sadly passed), interviews and light-hearted comedic memories that provides an untold portrait of the post Windrush generation.
Artists include: Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Maxi Priest, Michael Gordon, Sandra Cross. Also featured are comedians; Angie Le Mar, Eddie Nestor, Robbie Gee, Wayne Rollins & Glenda Jaxson. Interviews include Dr Lez Henry, Eddie Nestor, Linton Kwesi Johnson
Miracle at Santa Anna. A Spike Lee Joint
Sat 5 November 2-5pm
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road SE1
African Odysseys at the BFI www.bfi.org.uk
Rated R (Strong language and violence) See video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcKPi5DyGWs
Although this film came out in the US in September 2008 it has never been released here and this will be its cinematic premiere. One must question why such quality films on black war heroes by a famous director are not selected for distibution while other far less edifying films are on heavy rotation. In World War 2 thousands of African-american troops were sent to fight for freedom and democracy on behalf of the USA which refused black people to right to vote. Initially the Armed Forces were reluctant to use black troops but due to the agitation of the US black community and the increasing casualty rate segregated units like the 92nd Infantry, the 761 Black Panther Tank Battalion and the Tuskeegee airmen were sent into action. The film follows the exploits of the 92nd infantry division and their activities in Italy when a small unit is trapped behind enemy lines and discovers a priceless artefact, a massive war crime and a supernatural statue The film will be followed by a Q and A with a WW2 veteran
Black History Walks will present a review of 200 Years of Black Soldiers in British Armed Forces on 8th October at 12.30pm at the Imperial War Museum
Monday 12 September 6.30-9pm
Kensington Library Theatre, Phillimore Walk off High Street Kensington, W8 7RX
Tube:High St Kensington
Tickets only £9.00 online only from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/133540
Never released in this country! Second only cinema screening !
See video clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D90GKozn-Xg
(On 5th November www.blackhistorywalks will also be screening the never-UK-released Spike Lee film Miracle at Santa Anna)
Producer Bishop T.D. Jakes invites you to the marriage of Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton) and Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso, Fast & Furious), who just might be the perfect couple. Unfortunately, their families are a perfect recipe for disaster. Mrs. Watson (Angela Bassett) has an upper-crust sensibility that matches her family's posh estate, where Jason's straight-out-of-Brooklyn mom (Loretta Devine) seems utterly out of place. When the families gather for Jason and Sabrina's wedding, it becomes clear that each side has its traditions...and its secrets. When uptown meets downtown, the truth comes out - and only one question remains. Will this couple endure the hysterical and harrowing trials of love and finally jump the broom
This film was supposed to have a UK release but like Great Debaters, Miracle at Santa Anna, Pride and many other positive black fims.. it never happened. Images of Black Women and Black History Walks are proud to present this movie www.imagesofblackwomen.com www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk