Film still: Ten Bob In Winter
Sun 14.01. 16:00 / City Kino Wedding
Focus Screening: Pioneers of Black British Cinema
Drama / Comedy / Experimental / Documentary
Starting between the 1960s and 1980s ambitious black filmmakers portrayed their everyday living conditions in a dramatic context. They created a number of wonderful shorts, depicting both heartwarming stories of love and friendship whilst also revealing issues such as racism and finding one's own way in the British class system.
|Ten Bob In Winter (Drama/Comedy), R.: Lloyd Reckord, 12:00 Min.|
An unemployed student borrows ten shillings from a friend and lends it with a good conscience to a musician in need. Now he needs to see how to recover the money without making his surroundings aware of his pennilessness.
|Jemima And Johnny (Drama/Coming of Age), R.: Lionel Ngakane, 29:00 Min.|
5 year old Johnny, son of a white nationalist, befriends the same-aged Jemima, whose Caribbean family only recently came to London. One day they s carper together to explore everyday life on the streets of Notting Hill.
| Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Drama/Experimental/Music), R.: Frankie Dymon Jr., 37:00 Min.|
The black docent Raymond receives a dismissal from the university's patriarchic chancellor owing to a radical lecture about the civil rights movement. As a result he sheds all social conventions and goes on a wild psychedelic journey through the counterculture of the Prog Rock scene.
| Coffee Coloured Children (Experimental/Essay), R.: Ngozi Onwurah, 17:00 Min.|
An autobiographical essay film, that provides intimate insights into a childhood trauma: Growing up as a mixed race daughter of a white single mother, the director saw herself confronted with self-hate and racial harassment.