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The Last Angel of History + Fringe of Colour shorts (N/C 15+)

20 September

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


We trace Afrofuturism’s origins and influence in this speculative fiction documentary as told through the voices of notable musicians, writers and critics. The character of the Data Thief is the film’s protagonist, and he travels across time and space uncovering pieces of history which are important for his journey to the future.

The Last Angel of History was one of the most influential video-essays of the 1990s, influencing filmmakers and inspiring conferences, novels and exhibitions. Directed by John Akomfrah, the film is an exploration of the cultural works of Pan-African artists, such as funkmaster George Clinton and his Mothership Connection, Sun Ra’s use of extra-terrestrial iconography, and the very explicit connection drawn between these issues in the writings of black science fiction authors Samuel R Delaney and Octavia Butler.

Accompanied by two Fringe of Colour shorts, information on those is below.

All tickets £6.50.

Screening as part of the Welcome to the Afrofuture season. This screening is part of Film Feels Hopeful, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at

If you missed our online discussion - What is Afrofuturism - you can watch a recording of it, below.

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  • Director Paix
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 6m
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Black Exodus

​Visions of community and healing are speculated upon in Black Exodus as honest conversations and dance forms are mirrored together. The possibilities of a Black utopia are considered through discussion points such as faith and spirituality, queerness and healing.

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  • Director Daniel Bailey
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 16m
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  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 1995
  • Running Time 46m
  • Certificate N/C 15+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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