Launched at Autograph ABP in June 2016, Black Atlantic Cinema Club (BACC) is a summer programme of one-off film screenings which shares rarely seen contemporary films and archive classics. This season of works invite audiences to explore rich and different possibilities through which to view the African Diaspora experience of transatlantic culture.
Black Atlantic Cinema Club
Monday 12 Sept, 6:30pm
The Black Atlantic Cinema club is on tour to Manchester. In Dutchman, racial and sexual tension mounts between a black man and a white woman as they ride on the New York subway. Based on LeRoi Jones's award-winning one act play which premiered in 1964, this rarely seen two-hander still has the power to shock.
As they play out a game of cat and mouse, the characters’ increasingly cutting dialogue spews out uncomfortable ideas about civil rights, black power and white supremacy.
Dir: Anthony Harvey / 1967 / UK / 60 mins / bw
The Black Atlantic Cinema Club is an initiative delivered by Autograph ABP with support from the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. Partner venues include Home (Manchester), Watershed (Bristol) and mac birmingham. Curated by Karen Alexander.
About the Black Atlantic Cinema Club
2 Tony Wilson Place