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The Story of Lover's Rock + Q&A

Expired May 8, 2021 10:59 PM
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In The Story of Lover's Rock, the legendary filmmaker Menelik Shabazz returns to London to tell the story of a defining musical genre. This essay documentary tells the story of how Lovers Rock music defined a generation in the late 1970s and 1980s, hugely impacting on British Pop Culture.

His early TV films Burning An Illusion (1981) and Time and Judgement (1988) are seen as a breakthrough for black British cinema, with Shabazz’s tactile and essayistic style bringing together sharp composition and archival rummaging into a complete cinematic package. From food to fashion to resisting the politics of Thatcher’s Britain, The Story of Lover's Rock shows how music does what it does best: bring people together.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Menelik Shabazz by film programmer and writer Rōgan Graham

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  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Rating
  • Director
    Menelik Shabazz
  • Producer
    Paulette Harris-German
  • Cast
    Dennis Bovell, Paulette Harris-German, Janet Kay |
  • Cinematographer
    Ian Watts