Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Sep 2013 – 4 Mar 2014
★★★★ 'a stirring tribute' - Dave Calhoun, Time Out
★★★★ 'Akomfrah finds a new and quietly moving significance in Hall's own life story' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
★★★★ 'A fascinating portrait of the revered cultural theorist from the great John Akomfrah' – Phil Concannon, Little White Lies
Another chance to see The Stuart Hall Project, John Akomfrah's sensitive and emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall (1932 - 2014).
Venerated in academia for his knowledge of subjects as diverse as Miles Davis, Marxist methodology, the European Union, and American hippies, the now 82-year-old Jamaican-born Stuart Hall is regarded as one of the most inspiring voices of the post-war Left. Combining extensive archival imagery with specially filmed material and a 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.
All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated. Please note that £3 Tuesday cinema tickets are limited to one per ICA Member.
The Stuart Hall Project, dir. John Akomfrah, UK 2013, 103 mins, cert. 12A