Friday, 16 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 177: Wed Jun 28

The Passion of Remembrance (Blackwood/Julien, 1986): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm


This 16mm screening is part of the 'Visions of the Black Feminine' season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details of the season here. This film will also be shown on June 24th. Full details here.

Time Out review:
This montage of documentary footage and representational dramatic episodes from London's Sankofa Collective offers a series of individual reflections, each bearing a potential for further development. The focal point is the confrontation between a young man and woman, attempting to rationalise the gap which has separated them as they stand before a barren landscape. 'Man' is accused of forsaking 'Woman' in his struggle to raise the consciousness of the black community. Over-extended in scope and tied down by its own rhetoric, the film nevertheless succeeds as it catches the conflicts of gender and generation within the community itself, with visions of a 'black experience' giving way to the more nominal insights of black experiences.

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