Burning an Illusion

Burning an Illusion

Burning an Illusion

SAT 20 OCT 3:00pm

Dir: Menelik Shabazz

Venue: mac, Birmingham

1981 | 101 mins | 15  

Language: English 

Post-screening discussion with the star of the film, Cassie McFarlane, Dr Lisa Palmer (Sociology, BCU), Pogus Caesar (photojournalist and television producer) and Professor Roger Shannon

Menelik Shabazz writes and directs this groundbreaking film about a young Black woman who has had enough of her job, her boyfriend and Thatcher’s Britain.

“Shabazz neatly avoids trapping his main characters inside the bubbles…that suffocate most black figures in movies… nothing else quite like it has been made” – 

Ade Solanke, BFI screenonline

  Amiens International Film Festival Winner, 1983.

★ Evening Standard Award for ‘Most Promising New Actress’ Winner (Cassie McFarlane), 1983

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