BFI Black Star: Norman Jay MBE

Live Cinema UK were extremely proud to present a UK wide film and music tour with one of the most respected DJs in the world today.  As part of BFI Black Star season, Norman Jay MBE curated themed DJ sets for a range of films in London, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter and Manchester, as well as introducing each film, to celebrate the very best in black cinema.
Featuring a specially curated selection of films, Norman introduced his on-screen black star icons, explaining the influences these stars have had on his career and life. Screenings included exclusive previews of the 4K re-release of In the Heat of the Night starring Sidney Poitier in Exeter and London, plus an opening night special presentation of Boyz in the Hood re-release at BFI Southbank.

After each screening, audiences danced the night away to an exclusive DJ set with Norman featuring a history of black cinema soundtracks, including Shaft, Shaft in Africa, In The Heat of the Night, Across 110th Street, Slaughters Big Rip-Off plus many more.

“As a lover of historic black music and film, I feel tremendously honoured to be involved in this amazing project by the ever forward thinking BFI’ Norman Jay MBE

Friday 28th October 2016 – LONDON, BFI Southbank
Boyz in the Hood + DJ set

Thursday 10th November 2016- LEEDS, Leeds International Film Festival
In the Heat of the Night + DJ set

Sunday 13th November 2016- BRISTOL, Watershed + Colston Hall
To Sir with Love + DJ set (Jam of the Year at Colston Hall)

Thursday 17th November 2016 – EXETER, Exeter Phoenix
In the Heat of the Night + DJ set

Wednesday 30th November 2016 – MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Shaft + DJ set


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The Norman Jay MBE: Black Star Tour is part of the BFI’s BLACK STAR season, taking place UK-wide, supported by Film Hub North, part of the Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.


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