We are proud to host a screening of Sophie Fiennes’ sensational portrait of Jamaican superstar Grace Jones.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon.
Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, with legendary hits including Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm showcased in full. Larger than life, bordering on cartoon, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts.
Dir. Sophie Fiennes • 2017 • UK • 115 mins • Cert 15
QUEER HEROES by Kate Jessop / Animation Girl Band (2016)
Anerley-based Kate Jessop presents an animated celebration of queer figures in both historical and contemporary times who have helped push forward arts, politics or science. A collaboration between 14 animators, the structure is based on the old Surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpses. Each animator was given a hero to animate, passing on their last frame to the next animator to form their first frame and so on. Kate Jessop is an award winning animation filmmaker whose work spans across animated shorts, promos and artist film and video. katejessop.co.uk