Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stuart Hall - 3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014

A film about revolution, politics, culture, and the New Left experience, The Stuart Hall Project celebrates a man’s life and work in order to tell a larger story about the 20th century. John Akomfrah combines archival footage, newly filmed material, a soundtrack by Miles Davis, and interviews to create a deeply considered portrait of Hall, one of the most influential theorists in Great Britain and the founder of the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies.

“Stuart Hall was a kind of rock star for us; a pop icon with brains whose very iconic presence on this most public of platforms—television—suggested all manner of ‘impossible possibilities,’ says Akomfrah.