Blackscreen International Film Festival 2003

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Dirty Pretty Things
Set amidst London’s invisible community of illegal immigrants, Stephen Frears’ latest film is a highly original multicultural urban thriller with a gritty, political edge.

Marooned in Iraq
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
A group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. As in his previous films this Kurdish Director is again focusing on the oppression of his people.

Black Liverpool on Film – A retrospective
Award winning documentary: ‘Who put the beat in Merseybeat?’
‘Doin' it the right way’ Cathy Tyson both in film and on stage.
’20 Years On’ Retrospective of the Toxteth Riots of 1981.
‘A Place in the Sun’ Film clips taken from one of Liverpool’s oldest singing and boxing family.
‘Seize the Time’ Black females and their political identity in the seventies. Some great documentaries and some great Afros.

Emotional Backgammon
“Relationships and games go hand in hand, but who has the emotional power? Emotional Backgammon is a hard hitting passionate insight into the battle of the sexes. (Director Leon Herbert attended Blackscreen 2000 with his idea on paper and now returns to talk about the making of his film)

Lesbian & Gay Night
First Time Out in Liverpool premiering two short films with the award-winning feature of ‘Ma Vie’, a hit at Lesbian & Gay film festivals all over the world this year.

Visions of China
In association with BAFTA North and Liverpool City Council. Screening of two features: ‘A Sigh’ and ‘Shooting Gun’ directed by China’s renowned Feng Xiaogang and Lu Chuan respectively. These two poignant films are a must-see as Liverpool celebrates it’s twinning with Shanghai.