240+ Films – 12 Days – 1 Festival: The BFI London Film Festival 2016!

BFI London Film Festival is just around the corner! Get ready for the world’s best new films in cinemas across London from the 5th -16th October

Taking place in 14 venues  across the city, BFI have a number of films in the programme showcasing diversity in cinema, and features some of the best black talent in film. Catch Gala premieres of Nate Parker’s monumental The Birth of a Nation,  Queen of Katwe based on the inspirational true story of young Ugandan chess champion starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, and the gentrification of London’s Brixton is examined in A Moving Image.

Other films recommended films are:

76: A terse political drama from Nigeria deals with the ramifications for a group linked to the assassination in 1976 of General Murtala Mohammed.

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76

Chi-Raq: Spike Lee reimagines Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata as a dazzling modern-day hip-hop musical set in Chicago.

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Chi-Raq

Fonko: A pulsating journey through the electronic urban musical underground of Africa that looks at how the new sounds are defining a generation, from the team behind Black Power Mixtape (LFF2011).

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The Black Power Mixtape

Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun (Darrat) returns to the theme of the personal and societal responsibility with this searing documentary about ex-Chadian President Hissein Habré.

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Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

The Wedding Ring: A female-directed and rare film from Niger, about a privileged young woman who comes back home, in the sultanate of Zinder, after studying in Paris to discover the truth of the relationships between women and men in her society.

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The Wedding Ring

White Colour Black: A young mixed heritage man confronts the psychological complexities of his identity in this essential, truly cinematic discovery for anyone interested in Black British cinema.

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White Colour Black

For a full list of films and tickets CLICK HERE for the BFI London Film Festival page!

Follow BFI LFF on twitter @BFI & @BFIPlayer. Tweet your ‘must-see’ films!

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