Black History films at Quad

Derby arts centre Quad will be screening three films as part of Film Celebration for Black History Month in October.

The selection includes two new films, The Stuart Hall Project and Viramundo: A Musical Journey With Gilberto Gil, as well as Nothing But A Man, a film from 1964. All three films feature great soundtracks, from Miles Davis to Motown to Gilberto Gil’s eclectic mix of samba and reggae.

The Stuart Hall Project, a sensitive and emotional portrayal of esteemed cultural theorist Stuart Hall and his impact on British cultural life since he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951.

The new film, highly acclaimed at this year’s Sheffield’s Doc Fest, is from John Akomfrah, director of Handsworth Songs. The Stuart Hall Project (12A) screens at Quad from October 11-13.

In Viramundo: A Musical Journey With Gilberto Gil, the Brazilian music legend and former Brazilian Minister for Culture tours the southern hemisphere looking at the music of colonised countries and how the indigenous peoples told their stories through music. Viramundo: A Musical Journey With Gilberto Gil (PG) screens from October 15-17.

Reputedly Malcolm X’s favourite film and a landmark of US cinema, Nothing But A Man is a powerful and truthful depiction of Black life in early 1960s Alabama, with terrific performances from its African American cast, beautiful camerawork and a soundtrack of Motown tunes.

Nothing But A Man (12A) screens from October 28-30.

Cinema tickets are £7.60, or £6 concessions.

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