The Stuart Hall Project
Screening as part of Black History Month
The Stuart Hall Project, directed by award-winning documentarian John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses, Vertigo Sea) is a sensitive, emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. A founding figure of contemporary cultural studies – and one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left – Stuart Hall’s resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual life commenced soon after he emigrated from Jamaica in 1951.
Combining extensive archival imagery – television excerpts, home movies, family photos – with specially filmed material and a personally mixed Miles Davis soundtrack, Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches the agility of Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.
Towner Cinema Safety Procedures
For all upcoming screenings we will operate with a reduced capacity of 50 seats out of a possible 84. This will generally allow for one vacant space between audience groups.
We will also continue to strongly encourage the wearing of masks during our screenings (unless exempt) and request that no food or drink is consumed within the cinema.