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A Hole in Babylon – Talk on Horace Ové’s work and film screening

Fri 12 July 2019, 6.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 15 mins approx.

A talk on the work of director Horace Ové and the actors he nurtured with contributions from Indra Ové. The talk will run from 6.30 to 7.15pm, and the screening of A Hole in Babylon runs from 7.30 to 8.45pm with a short post screening Q&A.

A Hole in Babylon (screened on the BBC in 1979 as a Play for Today) built powerfully on director Horace Ové's earlier film Pressure (1975), in both subject matter and style. The story follows three black men who rob an Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge. When police arrive, the robbery becomes a siege and the men find themselves in a situation out of their control.

In this film, Ové continued his exploration of racism and the fight-back of the second generation of black youth in the UK, as well as further developing his highly experimental style of dignified and sensitive story-telling.

Tickets £7 (Concessions £5)

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