Miracle at St Anna+Cy Grant on film

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29th October.

Remembering Cy Grant & Miracle at St Anna

Remembering Cy Grant & Miracle at St Anna

Two archive films (incl. SONGS OF PROTEST) in the morning for our tribute event to the late great, Cy Grant, introduced by Arthur Torrington of the Windrush Society. In the afternoon we have an introduced and rare screening (formerly ‘banned’ by the distributors) of Spike Lee’s WW2 film, Miracle at St. Anna. Audiences can attend morning or afternoon session or by a special prices ticket for the two.

Remembering Cy Grant

Triple bill in tribute to the WW2 Bomber Command veteran, Guyanese lawyer, singer, writer, broadcaster, cultural activist and the first black actor to appear regularly on British TV. In the drama They Met in a City: The Encyclopaedist (BBC 1961. Written by John Mortimer. 30min), a salesman from Trinidad tries to sell a set of encyclopeadia to a housewife living on the Chelsea-Fulham border. The documentary Freedom Road: Songs of Negro Protest (1964. Associated Rediffusion. Dir Robert Fleming. 40 min) tells the story of the struggle for racial equality through protest songs archive, photos and prints.

£5.00 or £7.50 combined ticket with Miracle at St Anna screening. This offer is not available online, please call the Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11:30-20:30 daily) to book.

 

http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/african_odysseys_remembering_cy_grant

and

Miracle at St Anna

Long-awaited chance to see the rarely screened, powerful story of four African-American soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army as part of the all-black 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy.  The film attempts to address the all-too-often neglected contribution of WW2 servicemen of African descent in the struggle to defeat fascism.

£5.00 or £7.50 combined ticket with Remembering Cy Grant morning event (subject to availability). This offer is not available online, please call the Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11:30-20:30 daily) to book.

 

Director Spike Lee
Cast Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso
Distributor BluRay
Country USA
Year 2008
Running time 160min

http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/miracle_at_st_anna

please promote to all your contacts and encourage people to attend so that we can continue the celebrated African Odysseys in the future.

   

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