Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Period and Historical
Based on the acclaimed Alice Walker novel of the same name, The Color Purple chronicles the turbulent life of Celie, who has rarely known happiness in the American Deep South of the 1900s. When her husband separates Celie from her sister, she is plunged into a lonely, unforgiving world. However, Celie's life changes with the appearance of sultry singer Shug Avery, who gives her the determination to become a strong woman. This adaptation from director Steven Spielberg is a beautifully shot, life-affirming tale of personal triumph, love and hope.
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
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
Highly charged drama about an overweight teen growing up in an abusive family in New York, who meets an inspiring teacher.
16+ years 105 mins
Unsettling drama based on Toni Morrison's novel about a mysterious woman who enters the life of a former slave and is related to her disturbing past.
14+ years 165 mins
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May's leader of the month is Zahra Bei, from Burnside Secondary PRU in London. Here, she talks to us about the many ways using film has benefitted her pupils.
Reading time 2 mins
Director Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks reunite to explore the Cold War in new thriller Bridge of Spies.
Reading time 10 mins
BFI Black Star Programmer Ashley Clark explains the reasoning behind the new season, and how it raises both timely and important discussions.
Reading time 5 mins
A list of films that deal with the issue of bullying and its effect on self-esteem.
No. of films22
A selection of films looking at international representations of Black History across cinema.
No. of films24
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