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Greg de cuir jr

Avant-Noir

Avant-Noir

Curator and media scholar Greg de Cuir Jr, a specialist in the field of black cinema, presents a selection of contemporary short films by black filmmakers. In 2019  De Cuir Jr curated the pioneering programme Black Light for the film festival of Locarno. The lengthiest contribution is the intense Handsworth Songs, an experimental account of the riots in Handsworth, Birmingham and London in 1985. 

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Greg introduces the evening with a brief presentation on the – marginally known – history of black film and filmmakers.

Featuring:

Until, Until, Until... (Edgar Arceneaux, US 2017/2018, 48”)So They Say (Ayo Akingbade, GB 2019, 12”)Handsworth Songs (Black Audio Film Collective / John Akomfrah, GB 1987, 61”)

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Black Light

Black Light highlights the representation of black identity in films, from 1920 to the present.

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Illustration Brian Elstak
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