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Club Des femmes: 'A Place of Rage'

Dir: Pratibha Parmar USA 1991 52 mins

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Sun 26 August // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £6/£5

Place of Rage:

Want an urgent history of African American women driving the civil rights, Black power and feminist movements that you can dance to?

Featuring Prince and Janet Jackson as the spot-on soundtrack to interviews with Alice Walker and Angela Davis, A Place of Rage is our kind of revolution. Pratibha Parmar weaves the story of the 1960s civil rights movement and 1980s LGBT rights movement together in a reminder that the struggle continues because of such leaders. June Jordan’s ‘Poem about Police Violence’ is just one of many moments that still hit home.

Nice Coloured Girls:

In an Australian city, two Aboriginal girls plan a night out on the town at the expense (in both senses) of a white ‘Captain’. Brilliantly intercutting their story is an account of first contact, as an English explorer ‘surveys’ young Aboriginal women. The modern-day girls skip away laughing at the end of Tracey Moffatt’s incendiary film, leaving us unsettled.