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John Akomfrah’s documentary following Jamaican-born intellectual Stuart Hall, exploring memory, identity and scholarly impulse


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John Akomfrah’s documentary following Jamaican-born intellectual Stuart Hall, exploring memory, identity and scholarly impulse


Book tickets for Experimenta programme LFMC 50: The Old & the New 1983-1985 curated by Cordelia Swann Thursday 08 September 2016 20:20 here 

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Highly acclaimed at the 2013 Sundance and Sheffield Documentary festivals, the new film from award-winning documentarian John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses) is a sensitive, emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

A founding figure of contemporary cultural studies – and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left – Stuart Hall’s resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951. 

Combining extensive archival imagery – television excerpts, home movies, family photos – with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack, Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

“A stirring documentary tribute to the cultural theorist Stuart Hall … we see the past few decades through very special eyes”
— Time Out

“Akomfrah finds a new and quietly moving significance in Hall's own life story”
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Highly acclaimed at the 2013 Sundance and Sheffield Documentary festivals, the new film from award-winning documentarian John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses) is a sensitive, emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

A founding figure of contemporary cultural studies – and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left – Stuart Hall’s resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951. 

Combining extensive archival imagery – television excerpts, home movies, family photos – with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack, Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.

“A stirring documentary tribute to the cultural theorist Stuart Hall … we see the past few decades through very special eyes”
— Time Out

“Akomfrah finds a new and quietly moving significance in Hall's own life story”
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Extras

  • The Stuart Hall Project Q&A (2013, 12 mins): John Akomfrah and Baroness Lola Young in conversation at BFI Southbank
  • John Akomfrah and Stuart Hall Q&A with Parminder Vir (2013, 49 mins): audio recording from the ICA screening of The Stuart Hall Project
  • Black and White in Colour Rushes (BFI, 1992, 20 mins): an interview with John Akomfrah recorded for Isaac Julien's Black and White in Colour: Television, Memory, Race which was broadcast during the BBC's 'Black and White in Colour' season
  • Original trailer
  • Optional 5.1. surround sound
  • Fully illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by Mark Fisher, and full credits

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SKU 5035673009987
Catalogue Number BFIVD998
Product contents
  • Booklet with original essays.
Year 2013
Director Akomfrah, John
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI Shop
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Running time 103
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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