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Film Series

Black Audio Film Collective

Feb 24—Feb 27, 2014

Between 1982 and 1998, the Black Audio Film Collective—a pioneering group of seven British artists and thinkers—produced an extraordinary body of poetic, allusive, and intensely personal films, videos, and “slide-tape texts” that chronicled England’s multicultural past and present and pushed the boundaries of the documentary form. BAMcinématek celebrates BAFC co-founder John Akomfrah’s acclaimed new film The Stuart Hall Project, which premiered at Sundance in 2013, with a four-day retrospective of the vital and visionary group.

The Stuart Hall Project

A moving portrait of the influential cultural theorist, featuring a Miles Davis soundtrack.

Mon, Feb 24, 2014
Seven Songs for Malcolm X

This hypnotic essay film considers the life and legacy of the iconic civil rights leader.

Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Handsworth Songs

This fascinating free-form documentary mosaic explores race relations in Britain.

Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Who Needs a Heart

This kaleidoscopic experimental documentary depicts the life of black revolutionary Michael X.

Thu, Feb 27, 2014