Black Star in Birmingham

Posted on 1 November 2016

The UK’s biggest ever season of film, dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors, is coming to Birmingham. Explore some of the season highlights below.

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Jackie Brown

Sat 29 Oct
Quentin Tarantino’s crime thriller is both an homage to, and an updating of, 1970s blaxsploitation film. At its heart is the incredible Pam Grier and an classis funk soundtrack.

Screen Juniors: The Wiz and Zarafa

Films from across the world for younger viewers and families, from a Motown retelling of The Wizard of Oz to animated tale, Zarafa.

Blue Collar

Sun 4 Dec
Richard Pryor offers a rare dramatic performance as a rabble-rousing union man in Paul Schrader’s insightful look at class, race and male camaraderie in 70s Detroit.

Purple Rain Jam of the Year + DJ Set

30 Dec
Wave goodbye to 2016 and party like its 1999 with a screening of Prince’s Purple Rain followed by an epic after-party with DJ and live music.

Venues across Birmingham

Horror at the Drive In: Blade

Sun 30 Oct | artrix, Bromsgrove
Sink your teeth into a fang-tastic Halloween Drive-In screening of Blade and immersive vampire horror experience…if you dare!

Radio That Changed Lives

Tue 22 Nov | IMAX Millennium Point
Bobbito (who introduced the world to the likes of Nas and Wu-Tang) talks about the early days of Hip-Hop before introducing new doc Radio That Changed Lives.

Boyz n the Hood

UK-wide from 28 Oct
John Singleton’s powerful South Central gang drama feels as urgent and relevant now as it did upon its release a twenty five years ago.

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Black Star in Birmingham