A collective of curators and creatives from Bristol and Birmingham committed to exploring black life through cinema.
In Spike Lee’s rarely seen satire, African American TV executive Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) creates a grotesquely racist minstrel show – complete with blackface – to force his bosses to understand the stereotypes that they force him to create. But his stunt backfires, and the show becomes a big hit – leading to Delacroix’s own mental collapse.
Bamboozled is screening as part of NO B/S!, a programme of screenings and events in Bristol that celebrate the many tones of Black comedy. NO B/S! is part of Comedy Genius, a national celebration of comedy onscreen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. #bficomed
Film certificate 15
Running time 135 mins
This is a seated film screening presented by Come The Revolution in The Foyer at Colston Hall.