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According to Van Peebles. this kind of wallpaper racism is hardly confined to the 90-year-old white denizens ofl lollywood boardrooms. and he certainly has a point to make about the way in which white liberal movie critics across the globe have been swift to lump all the current African-American filmmakers into a convenient file marked ‘Black Pack‘. "fhe first thing they see must be colour. because the movies themselves are just not all that similar. To Sleep Wit/1 zinger is very different from Jungle Fever is very different from Boyz 'n' The Hand is very different from New/ack (‘ityx‘

‘Let me just say this one thing. Ifl)avid Lynch were the only white director and all the other movie makers were black. we‘d be going up to you guys and asking: “Are white folks really that weird)”. However. because you have 400 movies done by white directors last year he's allowed merely to represent himself. Because you have only this handful of movies made by black filmmakers everyone‘s ready to think of us as the same cinematic basketball team.‘

New J aek ( ‘in opens across the country on 30 August. See Film Listings for details.

Tuesday 17 Beverley Craven

Friday 20 St Augustine's High School

Saturday 21 Edinburgh Gaelic Choir

Sunday 22 Gala Youth Recital

Tuesday 24 Wine Tasting 'Marques De Caceres'

Wednesday 25 Drum Clinic with Dennis Chambers

Saturday 28 Wild Cigarillos

Monday 30 Leda Piano Trio


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14The List 30 August— 12 September 1991