BFI Partner Promo: 2 Films – Save the Children Fund Film + The Spook Who Sat by The Door 2 for 1 promo code BANNED241

Save the Children: Monday 10 September 2018 18:10

We offer a rare opportunity to see a banned documentary made by Ken Loach nearly 50 years sgo to show the work of Save the Children and mark its 50th anniversary. It was initially scheduled for broadcast but permission was then withdrawn by the charity. Produced by Tony Garnett and filmed by Chris Menges, it was shot in the UK, Kenya and Uganda and explores the politics behind and relationships between poverty, class and charity work. UK 1971 Dir Ken Loach  50min 16mm.

The Spook Who Sat by The Door  Monday 10 September 2018 20:05  NFT2

USA 1973 Dir Ivan Dixon With Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly
This film was an overnight sensation: box-office Blaxploitation with brains. It was adapted from a novel by ex-CIA agent Sam Greenlee, and with a killer soundtrack from Herbie Hancock what could possibly go wrong? The story of a ‘token black’ CIA recruit who quits to return to Chicago and instigate a revolution was effectively buried by the FBI, who seized and destroyed all but one film print. Tickets

+ Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door
USA 2011. Dirs Christine Acham, Clifford Ward. 57min
A documentary on the life and times of this controversial and politically repressed film.

The screening on Saturday 29 September will be introduced by Tony Warner, founder of Black History Walks

For any ticketing enquiries, please contact the Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11.30 – 20.30 daily)

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