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Take 3: Female Directors at BFI London Film Festival – Kasi Lemmons | Mati Diop | Chinonye Chukwu

Meet three pioneering and award winning females directors. Tickets are selling fast for these screenings so book your tickets now.

Kasi LemmonsKasi Lemmons is an American film director and actress, known for films like Eve’s Bayou, The Caveman’s Valentine and Talk to Me. Described by film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon as “an ongoing testament to the creative possibilities of film”. Her latest film much anticipated title Harriet screens at the BFI on 11th and 13th September 2019. Dir Kasi Lemmons Prod Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Gregory Allen Howard Scr Kasi Lemmons, Gregory Allen Howard
With Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr – USA 2019 125 min      Book tickets here 

Mati Diop – the French actress and film director starred in the 2008 film 35 Shots of Rum. Directing her 2019 film Atlantics,  she became the first black female director to be in contention for the Cannes Film Festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or. At Cannes, Atlantics won the Grand Prix. Atlantics screens at the BFI on  Monday 07 October  12:10 Dir Mati Diop Prod Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin Scr Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel CAST _ Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré
France-Senegal-Belgium. Book Tickets

Chinonye Chukwu-  this is the first black female filmmaker to win the top prize at Sundance Film Festival with this unsentimental death row drama. “Clemency” is marks her second feature film. The script won 2017 Athena List  for best feature script featuring a female protagonist. Chukwu has also been a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award and Princeton Hodder Fellowship. Debut feature film, “Alaskaland,” was released on several digital and VOD platforms. Clemency screens at the ICA on Friday 11th October. Book tickets

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