International Slavery Museum: BFI Black Star Liverpool launch event
Venue: International Slavery Museum
Times: 14:00 - 16:00
BFI Black Star Liverpool launch event
Suitable for: adults, PG certificate film
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book
Room: Lecture theatre, 4th floor
We launch with a free screening of Michael Schultz’s hilarious slice of life comedy Car Wash, following a day in the lives of a misfit group of Californian car wash employees. This cult comedy focuses on the exploits of close-knit group of friends working at Sully Boyar’s Car Wash in Los Angeles. Over the course of the day the team meets a range of eccentric customers – including a smooth-talking televangelist, Daddy Rich, (Richard Pryor), a wacky cab driver (George Carlin) and someone who scarily fits the profile of the ‘pop bottle bomber’. Car Wash has plenty to say about the world, from Muslim activist Abdullah (Bill Duke) to cross-dressing Lindy (Antonio Vargas), surrounded by laughs, romance, and a cracking disco and funk soundtrack.
Visit the Small Cinema website for full the programme of BFI Black Star film screenings.
BFI Black Star
BFI Black Star is the UK’s biggest ever season of film dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of Black actors in some of the finest performances ever committed to film. The season puts stars of the past and present back on the big screen, recognising the vital role black actors have played in the history of cinema.
Drawing on the pioneering performances of the earlier days of cinema (The Proud Valley), through overlooked masterpieces (Nothing But a Man), to modern day classics (The Color Purple, Glory), Black Star showcases the work of actors classic and contemporary, from early pioneer Dorothy Dandridge to icons like Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Robeson and Denzel Washington.
Crossing genres, generations and the Atlantic, BFI Black Star celebrates performances that will inspire audiences and champions films that deserve to burn long in the memory.