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Glory (15) Film Screening - BFI BLACK STAR

Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 8:00pm
 
Glory – Black Star Screening
Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: Kevin Jarre (screenplay), Lincoln Kirstein
Stars: Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman & Matthew Broderick
Cert 15
1989
 
Glory is the story of the fate of one of the first army units to be made up of black soldiers during their fight for freedom and dignity in the American Civil War. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is tasked with recruiting men to the regiment, starting with gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and slave escapee Silas Trip (Denzel Washington in a thoroughly deserved Oscar winning performance). What follows is a stirring depiction of the struggles of the Civil War told through the eyes of the black recruits, from the harsh conditions within the unit to the racist threats of the Confederacy, capturing both the epic scale of the war and the reality of the men that fought in it.
 
 
Our screening is part of the BFI’s BLACK STAR season, taking place UK-wide. BFI BLACK STAR is the UK’s biggest ever season of film dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors in some of the finest performances ever committed to film.
 
BLACK STAR is supported by the Independent Cinema Office and filmhub NWC, part of the Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.
 
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Screening 8pm - £4 entry on the door
 
Diversity discussion.
 
6.30pm Screen Opps Round Table discussion: how do we make our work more diverse?
 
We host a conversation around diversity alongside creative practice, broadcast, writing & screen-art, with a special focus on a black voice perspective as part of the Black Star programme.
 
 
More information coming soon on the chosen panellists.
We invite all interested in diversity and representation to come along and take part in a wider discussion about how best to nurture a real commitment to diversity.
 
 
   
 
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