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Black Atlantic Cinema Club
Ganja & Hess

Tue 11 Oct 2016, 6:10pm

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Manchester, UK

Film screening, £9 / £5


Made using the codes of the vampire genre, Bill Gunn’s highly stylized film smuggles in politically charged themes of black sexuality, religion, and addiction under the guise of a horror movie.

The only American film selected for Critics Week at Cannes in 1973, Ganja & Hess is a genuine one-off. Made at a time when Blaxploitation was in vogue, the writer, novelist, actor and director Bill Gunn produced a Trojan horse of a movie. 

Film information
Languages

English

Duration
110 mins

Cast
Duane Jones
Marlene Clarke
Bill Gunn
Country of origin
United States

Year
1973


Abou the Black Atlantic Cinema Club

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.

Curated by Karen Alexander

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Additional Info

Suitable for ages 19+

Venue
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2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN

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