This June BFI Southbank (London) will present “Unbound: Visions of the Black Feminine,” a season that will showcase films created by, and about, black women, including a BFI re-release of Julie Dash’s seminal “Daughters of the Dust” (1991), restored for its 25th anniversary.
In addition, “Unbound” will showcase films such as “Losing Ground” (Kathleen Collins, 1982), “Welcome II the Terrordome” (Ngozi Onwurah, 1995) and “Eve’s Bayou” (Kasi Lemmons, 1997), as well as short films from a new generation of black women filmmakers like Grace Ladoja, Cecile Emeke, Jenn Nkiru and Zawe Ashton.
Dedicated to reflecting the black feminine in all its varied forms, a number of the screenings and events will be introduced or have panel discussions to offer audiences the chance to delve deeper into the rich program.
“Unbound” is programmed in partnership with Sight & Sound magazine as part of the regular “Deep Focus” series, and follows on from the BFI’s landmark “Black Star” season, which took place last fall, launched during the BFI London Film Festival.
The “Unbound: Visions of the Black Feminine” schedule follows below:
— SAT 3 JUNE, 14:30 – SCREENING + DISCUSSION: Reclaiming the Gaze: Shorts Programme + Discussion
— FRI 9 JUNE, 18:15 – SCREENING + INTRO: Brick by Brick: Women of the LA Rebellion / Onstage: Curator Zoe Whitley
— SAT 10 JUNE, 14:00 – AFRICAN ODYSSYES SCREENING + DISCUSSION: Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy, 1984)
— TUE 20 JUNE, 18:10 – SCREENING + INTRO: Welcome II the Terrordome (Ngozi Onwurah, 1995) / Onstage: writer Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
— THU 29 JUNE, 18:10 – SCREENING + SALON DISCUSSION: Second Coming (Debbie Tucker Green, 2014) followed by free salon discussion hosted by Black Cultural Archives Film Fest
— SAT 3 JUNE, 18:00 – SCREENING + DISCUSSION: The New School: Shorts Programme followed by a discussion led by gal-dem magazine