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SEVERAL FRIENDS, dir. Charles Burnett


Sat 13 Jan 13:30 Rio Cinema, Dalston

‘L.A. Rebellion’, coined by Black Film Review’s Clyde Taylor, refers to a critical mass of American filmmakers of African origin or descent brought together at the UCLA Film School in the late ‘60s. They envisioned an alternative to Hollywood, a new independent cinema sensitive to the real lives of Black communities and interrogating the onscreen representation of Black people in the United States - a revolutionary act for its time, with an enduring legacy.

This event showcases this body of work, which features Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, To Sleep With Anger) followed by a panel discussion hosted by Dr. Clive Nwonka (London School of Economics & Political Science).

The synopsis information shown below for each film is taken from the UCLA website, where you can explore more of the L.A. Rebellion story.

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