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Small Axe - Red, White and Blue

Steve McQueen / GB, 2020 / 80 min.

The true story of Leroy Logan, a forensic scientist who wanted to make a difference in the London Metropolitan Police.

poster Amsterdam Art Week 2021

When Leroy Logan witnesses his father being assaulted by two police officers, he decides to revive his childhood dream of becoming a police officer. He is driven by the ambition and the naïve hope of changing racist attitudes in the police force from within.

Logan has to face the consequences of his father’s disapproval, let alone the blatant racism he encounters in his new role as an officer of the Metropolitan Police Force. Actor John Boyega is widely acclaimed for his role as Leroy Logan.

Small Axe is a series of five feature films by British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen (1969). The films are set between the 1960s and the 1980s and tell the personal stories of members from London’s West-Indian community, who constantly struggle against racism and discrimination. A one-off screening by Eye as part of the Amsterdam Art Week.

The entrance ticket of €12.50 entitles you to free admission to the screening and a DVD box of the Small Axe series.

Details

Director

Steve McQueen

Production year

2020

Country

GB

Original title

Small Axe - Red, White and Blue

Length

80 min.

Language

ENG, URD

Format

DCP

Part of

Amsterdam Art Week 2021

Eye is screening Small Axe as part of Amsterdam Art Week. Small Axe is a collection of five films by the British artist and director Steve McQueen (1969). The films are set in the period from the late 1960s to the 1980s and tell the personal stories of members of the West Indian community in London, who faced rampant racism and discrimination in their daily lives.

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still from Small Axe: Red, White and Blue (Steve McQueen, GB 2020)

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