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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Tomorrow (Saturday 25th May)

15:00

Challengers 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 11m
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17:45

Jaws 12A
2h 4m
Steven Spielberg's iconic thriller about a police chief, a scientist, and a grizzled fisherman on the hunt of blood-thirsty Great White Shark after a series of attacks at an American seaside town.

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In Rose Glass' follow-up to her debut film 'Saint Maud', Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brian play star-crossed lovers in this muscular 1980s crime thriller drenched in body oil, sweat, and blood.

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