Hyde Park Picture House

Now Showing

A Dry White Season | BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Time
On 22nd October - 3.00 PM
Other showings
From 22nd October - 22nd October
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae
Director
Dir. Euzhan Palcy
Duration
97mins
Country
US
Year
1989
Synopsis:

This Black History Month, we’re screening two ground breaking films by award-winning Martinican-born director Euzhan Palcy:

Black Shack Alley (Sun. 1st October, 3.15pm)
A Dry White Season (Sun. 22nd October, 3pm)

-----------------------------------------------

Euzhan Palcy is notably the first black female director to have had a film produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM). Adapted from South African author André Brink's classic novel of the same name, A Dry White Season follows a white schoolteacher living in Johannesburg in the 1970s, who gradually becomes aware of the brutal reality of the racially discriminatory Apartheid system that he is a part of.

A Dry White Season will both be introduced by Jenny Zobel and Emily Zobel Marshall - daughter and granddaughter of Martinican writer Joseph Zobel - whose 1950 autobiographical novel La Rue Cases-Nègres was the basis for Palcy's Black Shack Alley.

-----------------------------------------------

These screenings have been supported by the Centre for Culture and the Arts at Leeds Beckett University.

Image
Dry White Season