Friday, 2 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 157: Wed Jun 7

Finding Christa (Billops, 1992): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.40pm


This 16mm screening, which is being shown in the 'Unbound: Visions of the Black Feminine' season at BFI Southbank, is also being screened on June 4th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Directed by Camille Billops and James Hatch, this moving and highly personal 1991 film, which shared the prize for best documentary at Sundance, charts the reconciliation of Billops with her grown daughter Christa, whom Billops put up for adoption four years after she was born. The complex reverberations that this has in the entire family are explored in some depth; this film is one of the rare ones in which the issues of life and those of art and representation become inseparable.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is a discussion on Camille Billops' films.

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