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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‘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 (Monday 27th March)


The Age of Innocence U
2h 18m
Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a wealthy lawyer who falls in love with his fiancée's beautiful cousin. A stunning 4K restoration to mark the 30th-anniversary of Martin Scorsese's exquisite period romance.

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Close 12A
1h 44m | French, Flemish & Dutch w/ English subtitles
Belgian coming-of-age story about two young boys whose friendship is put to the test as they begin a new school year. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th March)


Creature 12A
1h 28m
Shot by Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), this feature-length ballet film is a stunning collaboration between the English National Ballet and celebrated choreographer Akram Khan.

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Broker 12A
2h 9m | Korean w/ English subtitles
A typically offbeat and moving road-trip drama from acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), starring award-winning South Korean actor Song Kang-ho (Parasite).

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