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Bluecoat 300 film series: Slavery on Film

  • Wed, 06 Dec 2017
  • 7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

This series of films will be screened at The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University


Wednesday 25th October 7:30pm
Film: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician.

The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film.

  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Running Time: 131 mins
  • Cert: 15

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Thursday 2nd November 7.00pm
Film: Frederick Douglas and the White Negro

Introduced by Professor Alan Rice of University of Central Lancashire

The remarkable documentary, Frederick Douglass and the White Negro (2008), tells the story of one of the key figures in the fight for abolition, from slavery in younger life to freedom and a career in politics. Significantly, it explores Douglass’s escape to Ireland and his horror on seeing the victims of the Great Famine, and the ways in which America’s Civil War drew Irish Americans and African Americans into an acrimonious relationship.

This film will be introduced by Professor Alan Rice of University of Central Lancashire who is also Member of the Board of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool.

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Wednesday 6th December 7.30pm
Film: Wuthering Heights (2011)

Wuthering Heights is Academy Award-winning writer-director Andrea Arnold’s third feature following the BAFTA award winning, Fish Tank and Cannes Jury Prize winning Red Road.

Based on the novel by Emily Brontë and adapted for the screen by Andrea Arnold and Olivia Hetreed, Wuthering Heights stars newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff and Kaya Scodelario (Skins) as Cathy alongside Steve Evets (Joseph), Oliver Milburn (Mr Linton), and Nicola Burley (Isabella Linton) and introducing Shannon Beer and Solomon Glave playing the young Cathy and Heathcliff.

A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter.

“Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of the Emily Brontë classic strips away all the period-drama cliches to create a passionate, elemental drama”  The Guardian 4 STARS

    • Director: Andrea Arnold
    • Running Time: 126 mins
    • Cert: 15

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This series of films will be screened at The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University

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