What is black beauty? A shirtless Paul Robeson escaping a chain gang in The Emperor Jones; Pam Grier in Foxy Brown; Grace Jones as Boomerang’s infamous Strangé; Lupita Nyong’o on the red carpet or Viola Davis revealing her natural hair in How to Get Away with Murder?

Join the BFI’s Tega Okiti, Ben Arogundade, author of Black Beauty, writer and programmer Jay Bernard and Jan Asante, BCA Film Fest, as they mine the history of black stars with a selection of clips and insightful discussion celebrating sexuality, style and the politics of hair and colourism.


Dark & Lovely: Black Beauty in Cinema takes place at BFI Southbank, Thursday 01 December 2016 18:10

To purchase your ticket(s) go to the BFI website