BFI Black Star Season: Celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors

Diversity Matters is proud to support the BFI Black Star Season; A celebration of black screen talent in film, TV and special events October – December 2016!

Travel back with BFI to the earliest days of American cinema, where black performers fought against racism and stereotypes to blaze a trail for their inheritors to tread. View the giant impact of small-screen performers in Britain, holla at the Boyz n The Hood, sing along with Dreamgirls and draw inspiration from the civil rights movement with Selma.

There is not one single story of black stardom. Alongside iconic work from much-loved contemporary greats like Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett and David Oyelowo, BFI spotlight contributions from important but less-heralded figures like the late Paul Robeson, who seared his singular brand of intensity and moral clarity on to screens in America and the UK.

From Coming to America to the Waiting to Exhale, The Bodyguard to Fame – there’s something for everyone in BFI’s Black Star Season across the UK starting this month!


Find out about Black Star events, including African Odysseys present: Beyond Nollywood and our hip-hop weekender, Set It Off: The Birth of Hip-Hop Stardom

From mid-Oct visit the Atrium for a free exhibition of posters related to Black Star, courtesy of The Separate Cinema Archive.

See Black Star TV previews of NW, Black is the New Black, and A Black History of Britain and our re-release of Boyz n the Hood.

CLICK HERE to find your nearest screening… Spread the word!

25 and Under? Find out about £3 ticket deals!


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