Babylon (1980) focuses on young Black South Londoners following a sound system. Revolutionary on the way it authentically portrayed young Black British lives, the film is infused with the spirit of resistance as the protagonists kick against police brutality, racism and lack of job opportunities.
Significant in Black British history, the soundtrack features music from Denis Bovell and Aswad.
Babylon will be introduced by Kelly Foster, public historian and specialist on Black British music.
A round table with Kelly Foster, Professor Paul Goodwin (Chelsea College of Arts) and Mykaell Riley (Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and former lead singer with Steel Pulse) will follow the screening.
Organised by Professor Martin Evans for the Centre for Photography and Visual Culture and the Resistance Studies Network, University of Sussex.
The cafe-bar will be open with reggae music from 3pm.
Guests with Mobility Impairments
Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.
The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email email@example.com for further information.
Box Office Opening Times
The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.
Dates & Times
Saturday 18 November, 20173:00pm