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We're in a small town in the deep south of the USA in the late 1960s, not long after African-Americans gained full civil rights. After a murder of a prominent white citizen, a black man is arrested at the train station - and only released after he turns out to be a senior police officer from out of town named Virgil Tibbs. Working reluctantly alongside the white local police chief who distrusts his modern big city methods, Tibbs tries to solve the crime.
A film guide that looks at I Am Not Your Negro (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at The Color Purple (1985), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This outstanding documentary investigates September 15, 1963 - the day a bomb exploded inside an American church that had an all-black congregation.
11+ years 102 mins
Harper Lee adaptation about an idealistic white laywer in 1930s Alabama who takes on the case of a black man accused of an awful crime.
11+ years 124 mins
Glossy melodrama from director Douglas Sirk about two single mothers - one black, and one white - facing prejudice in the pre-civil-rights-era US.
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The BFI announce Black Star, a new season dedicated to celebrating black actors, which we will complement with a dedicated strand at the Into Film Festival
Reading time 4 mins
A selection of films looking at international representations of Black History across cinema.
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