Daughters of the Dust12A

Directed by Julie Dash | USA | 1993 | 1h 52m | Starring Kaycee Moore, Alva Rodgers, Cora Lee Day, Adisa Anderson

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community – former West African slaves – prepares to migrate from their Island home to the mainland, leaving their land and legacy behind. Julie Dash’s rapturous vision of black womanhood was the first film directed by an African American woman to receive a wide cinema release and still resonates to this day.

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Reviews

‘This elegiac, dreamlike drama set on the Sea Islands off South Carolina in 1902 has an iron core of painful history’
★★★★
Kate Muir, The TImes

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We showed Daughters of the Dust between March 12, 2022 and March 13, 2022.

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Today (Wednesday 30th November)

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Tomorrow (Thursday 1st December)

12:30

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Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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20:45

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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