Earl Cameron

Two Gentlemen Sharing

+ intro by season curator Burt Caesar

A rarely screened London-based drama exploring attitudes towards race and sex.

Image from Two Gentlemen Sharing + intro by season curator Burt Caesar

UK 1969
Dir Ted Kotcheff
With Esther Anderson, Earl Cameron, Robin Phillips, Hal Frederick, Judy Geeson
112min
35mm
Certificate 18

While the odd-couple housing arrangements of professional-class renters depicted in this film is familiar it also captures the authentic spirit of the Caribbean community (a dancehall) and domestic gatherings (Sunday lunch) in 1960s London. Much of this can be attributed to Jamaican screenwriter Evan Jones, but it’s Earl Cameron’s old-school paterfamilias who embodies the profound cultural presence of nascent post-war Black London.

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