BFI Screening – The Stuart Hall Project

Kensington Central Library 12 Phillimore Walk , London , W8 7RX https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries/news-and-events/special-events-adults 8th May 20186:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Cited by Jessie Burton as a vital part of her research for The Muse, The Stuart Hall Project (directed by John Akomfrah, 2013) is a fascinating portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who emigrated from Jamaica to the UK in 1951 to take up a place at Oxford University, and became a founding figure of cultural studies with a resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life.

Comprised of archive footage and set to the music of Miles Davis, this documentary by the director of The Nine Muses plays on memory, identity and the changing landscape of the late 20th century. The screening will be introduced by David Somerset, Education Programmer at the BFI.

Tickets are free, but should be booked in advance here: BFI Film Screening - The Stuart Hall Project.