Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Documentary, Period and Historical
James Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist and critic, regarded as one of the most important voices of the Civil Rights movement. In this searing documentary, he recounts his experiences in 20th century America through the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, particularly focusing on his relationships with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers. His account of the political movement is explored, as well as his more personal reminiscences of American history. Fascinating archive footage is used throughout – to unsettling effect – capturing images from major historical events, often juxtaposed with disturbing scenes of contemporary American society. As well as this, the film dissects old film clips demonstrating the representation of African Americans in cinema, in provocative, unsettling ways. A challenging, but hugely rewarding documentary.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the History in Action strand of the festival.
A film guide that looks at I Am Not Your Negro (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for secondary titles within the Saving the World strand of the Into Film Festival.
Available to stream
Powerful drama focusing on Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure voting rights for black Americans.
14+ years 123 mins
Based on real events, this film charts a day in the life of a Black man named Oscar Grant on NYE 2008 and how he was unlawfully killed by the police.
14+ years 82 mins
In the US south in the 60s, just after the passing of the Civil Rights Act, a black police officer is arrested for a prominent white citizen's murder.
11+ years 102 mins
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With the arrival of 'Mary Shelley' in cinemas, we look at nine other great biopics of celebrated authors and ways they can deepen understanding of their works.
Reading time 5 mins
After another superb year for cinema, we run you through the highlights of 2017 before our curators reveal their personal favourites of the year.
Reading time 8 mins
Look back on Pride month with young people with this selection of fantastic LGBTQ+ films that you can stream at home, many of which have accompanying resources.
Reading time 7 mins
A selection of films looking at international representations of Black History across cinema.
No. of films24
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