A season of events celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors in film and TV will get underway in Liverpool tomorrow (5 November).
BFI Black Star is taking place at London’s BFI Southbank and nationwide throughout November and December, with the International Slavery Museum and Liverpool Small Cinema providing venues right here in the city.
As part of a North West programme organised by Film Hub North West Central (NWC), which is part of the BFI Film Audience Network and is led by HOME in Manchester, Liverpool’s offering will kick off with a free drop-in showing of 1976’s ‘Carwash’ at 2pm this Saturday.
Taking place in the International Slavery Museum, this first Liverpool screening of the festival will then be followed by the 6 November chance to see ‘Ghost Dog’ on the big screen at Victoria Street’s Small Cinema.
BFI Black Star will enable film fans to see a host of black actors who have starred on the screen through history and, here in the region, it forms part of Film Hub NWC’s work to help build a wider, more diverse UK cinema audience.
The full Liverpool BFI Black Star programme:
International Slavery Museum
‘Carwash’ – 5 November, 2pm
Liverpool Small Cinema
‘Ghost Dog’ – 6 November, 4.30pm
‘House Party’ – 16 November
‘Nothing But a Man’ – 30 November
‘Proud Valley’ – 4 December