Chicago Screenings For John Akomfrah’s ‘The Stuart Hall Project’ This Month

Chicago Screenings For John Akomfrah’s 'The Stuart Hall Project’ This Month

One film of importance that we have definitely been writing about of late is John Akomfrah’s documentary The Stuart Hall Project, about the famous Jamaican/British
intellectual and cultural theorist who passed away just last month.

The film made it’s premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was reviewed
for us by Zeba Blay (HERE). The film is more than a simple A to Z
documentary, or, as Tambay recently said about it, 
Antinuclear campaigner, New Left
activist and founding father of Cultural Studies, this documentary interweaves
70 years of Stuart Hall’s film, radio and television appearances, and material
from his private archive to document a memorable life and construct a portrait
of Britain’s foremost radical intellectual… 
And
it should be fitting that the task has been undertaken by an influential black
British artist, lecturer, writer, filmmaker and intellectual, who one could
also described as radical in his own right – as well as a founder of the Black
Audio Film Collective, with a 20-year-old body of work that is among the most
distinctive in the contemporary British art world.

The film has been slowly making its way through the film
festival circuit, and now, later this month, it will be screened in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center as part of their ongoing European Union Film Festival.

The film will be screened twice on Friday, March 14 at 6PM, and then again on Weds, March 19, starting
at 7:45PM.

Here’s the trailer:

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BLACKMAN

The music is OVERWHELMING the words. Who ever scored this did it on purpose. Stuarts WORDS are gems.

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