Film: Black Mother (Jamaican Independence Day Special)

Film: Odyssey Film Club: Black Mother (Jamaican Independence Day Special)
Harris Academy South Norwood, Fri 9 August 2019, 7:45pm.

‘Part film, part baptism, Black Mother takes us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, director Khalik Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home.

Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.’

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Film: Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo Screening & Talk

Film: Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo Screening & TalkSouthbank Centre, Thu 15 August 2019, 6:45pm.

‘An exclusive UK premiere about the disappearance – and return – of D’Angelo.

D’Angelo was a Grammy-winning singer with two platinum-selling albums and legions of adoring fans. Then, at the height of his success, the soul singer vanished from the limelight. After 12 years, he returned.’

After the screening, there is a Q&A with director Carine Bijlsma, chaired by Women on Docs’ Eloise King.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/138395-devils-pie-dangelo-screening-talk-2019

Film: Belly

Film: Belly, with an intro by season co-programmer Tega Okiti
BFI Southbank, Sat 10 August 2019, 6:20pm.
‘Acclaimed music video director Hype Williams’ feature debut stars legendary rappers Nas and DMX as friends and gangsters ‘Buns’ and Sincere, who navigate the dangerous underworld on the path towards spiritual awakening. Twenty-one years on, Belly exists as a genuine artefact of hip-hop culture at the dawn of the millennium, and it still has a visual influence on black cinema today.’