Horace Ové Double-bill
Baldwin’s Nigger + intro by visual artist Zak Ové + The Black Safari + Q&A
British filmmaker, writer and artist Horace Ové is celebrated in this special double-bill.
Baldwin’s Nigger + intro by visual artist Zak Ové
Dir Horace Ové
In light of the recent film adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk, we screen this impassioned and entertaining portrait of the writer as he addresses a community activist group in 1960s London. Accompanied by the comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Baldwin discusses, among other things, what it means to be black in America, comparing it to the experience of the British black community.
+ The Black Safari + Q&A
Dir Colin Luke
With Yemi Ajibade, Merdelle Jordine, Bloke Modisane and Horace Ové
For years there have been white expeditions to deepest Africa. In this parody of such explorers and documentary films, an African expedition travels along the Liverpool to Leeds canal in search of Britain’s heart. The intrepid explorers examine the quaint customs of the natives, delve into their folklore and record for posterity an exotic but fast-vanishing culture.
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
The novel behind the upcoming feature film from Oscar award-winning director Barry Jenkins is now available from the BFI Shop.