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Black Filmmakers Magazine Monthly Film Club

11 Sep 20076 Dec 2009

An offshoot of the yearly BFM International Film festival that has been showcasing Black World cinema since 1998, the bfm film club promotes the awareness of Black world cinema through monthly screenings and discussions at the ICA. bfm screenings are held on the first Sunday of every month. Most screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker or actor(s).

With a particular focus on independent filmmaking, the film club provides a platform for topical, high quality films which often don't make it into the mainstream, from feature films to documentaries and short films.

Past films featured at the film club and filmmakers that have been invited include; Sisters in Law (Kim Longinotto); Hasta Siempre (Rice N Peas); 500 Years Later (Owen Alik' Shahadah); Cherps (Kolton Lee); Reggae (Horace Ove) and Burning An Illusion (Menelik Shabazz).

  • Still: Crossing Bridges

    Crossing Bridges + Q&A

    11 Sep 20073 Feb 2008

    Suicidal on a bridge over the Thames, Julius meets an angel and takes an unexpected journey. A repeat screening from the BFM film club, with director Q&A.

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  • Still: What Black Men Think

    What Black Men Think + Q&A

    2 Dec 20076 Jan 2008

    How myths and misrepresentations affect relationships and identities, with a Q&A from the director following the screening.

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  • Still: Beah: A Black Woman Speaks

    Beah: A Black Woman Speaks

    2 Mar 2008

    A compelling portrait of African-American actress, poet, teacher, dancer and political activist Beah Richards.

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  • Still: The Fighting Spirit

    The Fighting Spirit

    6 Apr 2008

    The story of three boxers fighting their way from a shanty town in Ghana to the big-money tournaments of Europe and Africa.

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  • Still: Welcome to Nollywood

    Welcome to Nollywood

    4 May 2008

    Doc following three Nigerian directors, working in the world's third largest film industry, and one that's still virtually unknown outside Africa.

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  • Still: Grow Jamaica

    Grow Jamaica

    6 Jul 2008

    July's BFM screening is an examination of the economic, medical, legal and political implications of legalising cannabis in Jamaica.

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  • Still: Dub Echoes

    Dub Echoes

    3 Aug 2008

    From the BFM film club, a dub documentary featuring Lee Scratch Perry, Don Letts, Aba Shanti-I, Mad Professor, Roots Manuva and more.

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  • Still: Angels in the Dust

    Angels in the Dust

    7 Sep 2008

    A moving tale about the power of getting involved, in one small South African village.

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  • Still: Maafa Legacy

    Maafa Legacy + Q&A

    5 Oct 2008

    Director and activist Toyin Agbetu presents the sequel to the acclaimed Maafa, examining the continued legacy of the British slave trade.

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  • Still: Legacy in the Dust: The Four Aces Story

    Legacy in the Dust: The Four Aces Story

    7 Dec 2008

    Dalston's infamous club hosted Percy Sledge, Bob Marley, The Slits and Dylan and more. This moving doc waves goodbye as the Four Aces is bulldozed by urban regeneration.

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  • Still: The Black Candle

    The Black Candle

    4 Jan 2009

    Narrated by Maya Angelou, a timely illumination on why the seven principles of Kwanzaa are so important to people of African descent today.

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  • Still: 13 Months of Sunshine

    13 Months of Sunshine

    1 Feb 2009

    February's BFM Film Club screening is a romantic comedy, and a green-card story with a twist.

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  • Still: No! The Rape Documentary

    No! The Rape Documentary

    15 Mar 2009

    A BFM Film Club UK premiere for this US documentary looking at the realities of rape within African-American communities.

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  • Image: Movement (R)evolution Africa

    African Shorts Programme

    10 May 2009

    Three short films from the 10th BFM International Film Festival.

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  • Still: Soul Power

    Soul Power

    5 Jul 2009

    James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, Miriam Makeba and more at the 1974 Kinshasa 'rumble in the jungle' concert.

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  • Still: Bashment: The Fork in the Road

    Bashment: The Fork in the Road

    2 Aug 2009

    August's BFM screening: a cautionary tale of friendship, greed and redemption.

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  • Tribes

    6 Dec 2009

    December’s BFM Film Club screening, this fiery mini-drama takes viewers on a rollercoaster of love, life and lessons learned.

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