This Autumn black cinema will be celebrated at the mac Birmingham, showing a wide range of international and local talent.
Visitors to the cinema, in Cannon Hill Park, will have the opportunity to view comedy, classics, music-inspired and issue-based screenings alongside events from 14th October to 30th December 2016 as part of the British Film Institute (BFI) Black Star season.
Ian Sergeant, Cinema Producer at mac Birmingham, said:
“We are proud to be delivering a season of films, discussions and wider events to inform and entertain our audiences as part of Black Star.
“Whilst it is a celebration of the enormous wealth of black acting talent, local to international, past and present. It is also an opportunity to address key issues of diversity and representation on screen, which is at the heart of the BFI’s strategy, which mac wholeheartedly supports and welcomes.”
Ben Luxford, Head of UK Wide Audiences at BFI said:
“This collaboration with the BFI on the UK’s biggest-ever celebration of black screen acting talent promises a real treat for audiences.
“We’re eager to get going and bring Black Star to new audiences all over the UK, giving them the chance to watch some classics and seek out many new discoveries.”
23-year-old black film maker Idriss Assoumanou said:
“It’s good exposure for black artist and minority artists of different background too. I think it’s a step forward and is a good way to inspire both new and old creator to do more and brings a strong platform for black artists to show their talent.”