17th–23rd Jan 2019
Sputnik Kino, Acudkino,
City Kino Wedding
HAU Hebbel am Ufer &
Kino Zukunft

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Film still: Ten Bob In Winter

Sun 14.01. 16:00 / City Kino Wedding

Focus Screening: Pioneers of Black British Cinema

Drama / Comedy / Experimental / Documentary

Starting between the 1960s and 1980s ambitious black filmmakers portrayed their everyday living conditions in a dramatic context. They created a number of wonderful shorts, depicting both heartwarming stories of love and friendship whilst also revealing issues such as racism and finding one's own way in the British class system.

Ten Bob In Winter (Drama/Comedy), R.: Lloyd Reckord, 12:00 Min.
An unemployed student borrows ten shillings from a friend and lends it with a good conscience to a musician in need. Now he needs to see how to recover the money without making his surroundings aware of his pennilessness.

Jemima And Johnny (Drama/Coming of Age), R.: Lionel Ngakane, 29:00 Min.
5 year old Johnny, son of a white nationalist, befriends the same-aged Jemima, whose Caribbean family only recently came to London. One day they s carper together to explore everyday life on the streets of Notting Hill.

Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Drama/Experimental/Music), R.: Frankie Dymon Jr., 37:00 Min.
The black docent Raymond receives a dismissal from the university's patriarchic chancellor owing to a radical lecture about the civil rights movement. As a result he sheds all social conventions and goes on a wild psychedelic journey through the counterculture of the Prog Rock scene.

Coffee Coloured Children (Experimental/Essay), R.: Ngozi Onwurah, 17:00 Min.
An autobiographical essay film, that provides intimate insights into a childhood trauma: Growing up as a mixed race daughter of a white single mother, the director saw herself confronted with self-hate and racial harassment.