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James Baldwin: From Another Place James Baldwin: From Another Place
James Baldwin: From Another Place and Hester Street
Adoption (Örökbefogadás) (Country: Hungary; Year: 1975; Director: Márta Mészáros; Writer: Ferenc Grunwalsky, Gyula Hernádi, Márta Mészáros; Stars: Katalin Berek, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Péter Fried, László Szabó, István Szõke, Flóra Kádár, János Boros, Erzsi Varga, István Kaszás, Anikó Kiss, Zsófi Mészáros, Judit Felvidéki, Irén Rácz, Erika Jozsi, András Szigeti)
A single factory worker who wants to have a child with her secret lover takes in a teenager from a children's home.
Assault On Precinct 13 (Country: US; Year: 1976; Director: John Carpenter; Writer: John Carpenter; Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Peter Bruni, John J Fox, Marc Ross)
A police precinct comes under attack from a merciless street gang.
The Bloody Child (Country: US; Year: 1996; Director: Nina Menkes; Stars: Russ Little, Tinka Menkes, Robert Muller, Jack O'Hara, Sherry Sibley, Russ Little, Tinka Menkes, Robert Muller, Jack O'Hara, Sherry Sibley)
A fragmentary investigation into the psychic currents underlying a Gulf War veteran’s apparent murder of his wife.
Bluebeard’s Castle (Country: West Germany; Year: 1963; Director: Michael Powell; Writer: Béla Balázs; Stars: Norman Foster, Ana Raquel Satre, Norman Foster, Ana Raquel Satre)
Adaptation of Béla Bartok’s expressionist opera about the wife killer.
Chameleon Street (Country: US; Year: 1989; Director: Wendell B Harris Jr; Writer: Wendell B Harris Jr; Stars: Wendell B Harris Jr., Timothy Alvaro, Dave Barber, Marti Bowling, Alfred Bruce Bradley, Mano Breckenridge, Anthony Ennis, Amina Fakir, Maurice Givens, Anita Gordon, Gary Irwin, Davon Kiley, Dan Lawton, Angela Leslie, Bryan McCree)
A man who is disaffected with his life undergoes a series of self-reinventions.
Screening with James Baldwin: From Another Place
Ratcatcher Ratcatcher
Ratcatcher and Assault On Precinct 13
Hester Street (Country: US; Year: 1975; Director: Joan Micklin Silver; Writer: Joan Micklin Silver, based on the story by Abraham Cahan; Stars: Carol Kane, Steven Keats, Mel Howard, Dorrie Kavanaugh, Doris Roberts, Anna Berger, Ed Crowley, Paul Freedman, Sol Frieder, Lauren Frost, Martin Garner, Zane Lasky)
The Americanisation of Jewish immigrants in New York at the turn of the 20th century.
James Baldwin: From Another Place (Country: Turkey; Year: 1973; Director: Sedat Pakay)
James Baldwin muses on race, the American fascination with sexuality and the generosity of the Turks.
Screening With Chameleon Street
Kummatty (Country: India; Year: 1979; Director: Govindan Aravindan; Writer: Govindan Aravindan; Stars: Master Ashokan, Sivasankaran Divakaran, Kothara Gopalkrishnan, Ramunni, Vilasini Reema, Shanker, Vakkil, Kuttiyedathi Vilasini, Master Ashokan, Sivasankaran Divakaran, Kothara Gopalkrishnan, Ramunni, Vilasini Reema, Shanker, Vakkil)
Folkloric tale of a trickster bogeyman who descends upon a village in Malabar year after year.
Mississippi Masala (Country: US, UK; Year: 1991; Director: Mira Nair; Writer: Sooni Taraporevala; Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Ranjit Chowdhry, Mohan Gokhale, Mohan Agashe, Tico Wells, Yvette Hawkins, Anjan Srivastav, Dipti Suthar, Varsha Thaker, Ashok Lath)
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda and move to Mississippi where the daughter falls in love with a black man, something their families have to reconcile themselves with.
Radio On (Country: UK, West Germany; Year: 1979; Director: Christopher Petit; Writer: Christopher Petit, Heidi Adolph; Stars: David Beames, Lisa Kreuzer, Sandy Ratcliff, Andrew Byatt, Sue Jones-Davies, Sting, Sabina Michael, Katja Kersten, Paul Hollywood, Adrian Jones, Cyril Kent, Bernard Mistovski, Nina Pace, Joseph Riordan, David Squire)
A man drives from London to Bristol upon learning of his brother’s suicide, seeking to learn more about the circumstances of his death, crossing paths with a string of eccentrics along the way.
Ratcatcher (Country: UK; Year: 1999; Director: Lynne Ramsay; Writer: Lynne Ramsay; Stars: William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, Michelle Stewart, Lynne Ramsay Jr., Leanne Mullen, John Miller, Jackie Quinn)
An insight into the anguish of a young boy in the wake of a tragic accident.
The Round-Up (Szegénylegények) (Country: Hungary; Year: 1966; Director: Miklós Jancsó; Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár)
An intense exploration of a dark period of Hungarian history - the detention of political dissidents challenging the 19th century totalitarian Austrian regime.
Rude Boy (Country: UK; Year: 1980; Director: Jack Hazan, David Mingay; Writer: Ray Gange, David Mingay; Stars: Dave Armstrong, Barry Baker, Terry Barry, Reg Bazell, Stephen Behan, Graham Brown, Lizard Brown, Caroline Coon, John Daly, Hickey Etienne, Plaxy Exton, Tig Exton, Ian Galland, Ray Gange, Ben Gaze)
Quasi-documentary featuring The Clash.
Sambizanga (Country: Angola, France; Year: 1972; Director: Sarah Maldoror; Writer: Claude Agostini, Sarah Maldoror, Mário Pinto de Andrade, Maurice Pons; Stars: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M'Vondo, Dino Abelino, Benoît Moutsila, Talagongo, Lopes Rodrigues, Henriette Meya, Manuel Videira, Ana Wilson)
A portrait of anti-colonial struggle in 1970s Africa.
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Country: US; Year: 1971; Director: Melvin Van Peebles; Writer: Melvin Van Peebles; Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan, Simon Chuckster, Mario Van Peebles, Max Van Peebles, Rhetta Hughes, John Amos, Megan Van Peebles)
An orphan who grew up in a brothel and now works there finds himself on a picaresque adventure after going on the run.
Who Killed Vincent Chin? (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: Christine Choy)
A documentary meditation on the race relations, economic forces, and failings of the American legal system that comprised the backdrop for the murder of a Chinese-American automotive engineer in Detroit in 1982.

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