A landmark for Black – and Queer – British film, Isaac Julien’s iconic, beautifully crafted 1991 period piece has been newly remastered by the BFI.
A convincing picture of late 70s London, youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set days before the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. The hedonistic world of pirate DJs Chris and Caz is shattered when a close friend is killed while cruising in the local park. The black community suspect the National Front, but the police have other ideas.
⭑⭑⭑⭑ ‘it still feels fresh, buoyant, likable and emotionally open….this film still has a life-giving pulse of energy’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Outstanding, huge fun… an erotic joyride’ Scotland on Sunday
Audio commentary with director Isaac Julien and cinematographer Nina Kellgren, moderated by the BFI’s William Fowler
Press materials and original script
Original theatrical trailer
Newly created optional English subtitles for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Newly created optional audio description track
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet featuring a new essay by Alex Ramon, archival writing on the film, director biography and cast and credits
English subtitles for the deaf and partial hearing