Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Caribbean (UK) Film Festival © 2009 - Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November

An Exploration of 60s British Caribbean Heritage
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

View films including features,shorts, clips and footage that discuss the themes of music,sport, style, everyday living and play. There will be contributions from a number of prominent black Britons, including actor Geff Francis (Ashes to Ashes, BBC1,Desmonds, C4) and Charles Thompson, CEO, Screen Nation Awards, hailed as the UK's Black Oscars by the British film industry, who will facilitate the weekend programme.On arrival pick up a Day Sheet for an outline of activities and times related to this event.
Check Transport for London and British Rail websites for the latest transport information.
You are advised to bring a packed lunch.
Click here to book £25, two-day passes
Click here to book £15, one-day passes
Or call +44(0)20 7924 2211 for £4, individual screenings, under 11s go free
Jointly organised with Gabriel Media™ International who are sponsored by the British Film Institute (BFI). For a full printable listing of screenings and times click here

Saturday 28 November

'Jemima & Johnny'
dir. Lionel Ngakane, 1966 (U) – 28 min
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Screening and Special guest appearances courtesy of the British Film Institute

'Tales from the Front Room'
(BBC4) dir. Zimena Percival, 2007, (U) – 60 min
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Dominoes and Bingo, A Story about Caribbean Elders
dir. Rachel Wang Productions: Chocolate Films, 2009, (U) – 30 min
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Sponsored by Newham Film Office and Chocolate Films, commissioned by Studio Voltaire collaborations programme

Claudia Jones and The West Indian Gazette
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Island Feature: Trinidad & Tobago
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Sunday 29 November

Schools Hair Project
'The Power of Black Hair', dir. Chocolate Films, 2009, (U) – 7 min
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Sponsored by Newham Film Office and Chocolate Films as part of ID London

Black Pearls – Sporting Heroes
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Youth, Culture and Fashion
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Nightclubs and Music
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The Caribbean (UK) Film Festival© Gala - Drinks Reception
Sunday 29 November
Hochhauser Auditorium and Lobby, Sackler Centre

The Six Musical Spillers Band, photograph, published by Apeda; USA, New York, early 1900's. (click image for larger version)
Reminisce and meet the stars, share experiences, sounds and
memories of the 60s as part of this closing gala. You are invited to
bring copies of 60s photographs, album covers, magazines, play bills, clothing and accessories and other related memorabilia you have tucked away that show off the historical contributions of black British people to the arts, music and performance.
Suitable for all ages £5, £3 under 11's
Book online or call +44 (0)20 7942 2211

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