Green White Green: And All the Beautiful Colours in My Mosaic of Madness + Director Q&A + Afrobeats Night with DJ Cuppy
Fri 18th Nov
Uzoma, Segun and Baba have just graduated from secondary school and are on summer break before going to university. They decide to make a movie and in the process embark on rollercoaster ride of self-discovery. Dir: Abba T Makama
The Nollywood Star - Nse Ikpe-Etim in Conversation
Sun 20th Nov
Nigerian screen queen Nse Ikpe-Etim is one of Nigeria’s most sought-after actresses. Nse reflects on her career and the Nollywood star system in conversation with Nadia Denton.
Waiting for an Angel* Documentary Shorts + Q&A
Sat 19th Nov I Believe in Pink Dir: Victoria Thomas Silent Tears Dir: Ishaya Bako The Women of Nollywood: Amaka’s Kin Dir: Tope Oshin The Story Within Dir. Andy Mundy-Castle A Man Called Dad Dir: Cherish Oteka *Novel by Helon Habila
The Gods Are Not to Blame* Narrative Shorts + Q&A
Sat 19th Nov The Golden Chain Dir. Buki Bodunrin Mrs. Bolanle Benson Dir. Sade Adeniran Honey Dir. Olu Yomi Ososanya Imagine Dir. Comfort Arthur No Good Turn Dir. Udoka Oyeka Henna Dir: Ishaya Bako Ireti Dir: Tope Oshin A Mother’s Journey Dir. Sade Adeniran Meet the Parents Dir: Lonzo Nzekwe *Novel by Ola Rotimi
Faaji Agba + Director Q&A
Sun 20th Nov
From highlife to juju and afrobeat; Faaji Agba interweaves the history of the music scene of Lagos from the 1940’s to the present day. Dir. Remi Vaughan-Richards
Tickets go on sale Tuesday 4th October.
About BFI BLACK STAR
BLACK STAR champions the achievements of black stars from the earliest years of cinema through to the present day, whilst exploring why opportunities to shine on screen have been historically limited for black actors. BLACK STAR celebrates films that feature black actors in central roles, bringing their work to a new generation of UK audiences and helping to reposition them and their performances in our collective memory. BLACK STAR will be available to audiences everywhere in the UK; in cinemas including BFI Southbank, on BBC Television, on DVD/Blu-ray and online via BFI Player from 17 October – 31 December, with further projects planned to celebrate the contribution of black practitioners working across film and TV in the coming years.