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Drylongso
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Thu 23 May · 17:50

Why watch?

Despite bleak topics like abusive relationships and serial killings, there is also real beauty and brightness in Drylongso. It’s clear how much heart and effort went into making the film which makes it glow. You also feel so much warmth from the relationships and friendships at the centre of the film.

Martha Boyd,

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This week's Hyde Park Pick

07 May 2024 programme

Since its premiere at Sundance in 1999, Cauleen Smith’s glorious indie gem has rarely been seen but thankfully it has now been restored from the original 16mm negatives.
Drama • Lo-fi • Off-beat
Part of Snapshot

Pica, a photography student in Oakland, sees Black men as ‘an endangered species’ and so captures their photos to preserve their existence. Despite this, and other bleak topics like abusive relationships and serial killings, there is also real brightness in the film with warm friendships and relationships at its heart and colourful '90s aesthetics.

Smith crafts both a rare cinematic celebration of Black female creativity and a moving elegy for a generation of lost African American men.

This film is playing as part of SNAPSHOT: Black girls coming of age on their own terms. T A P E with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery presents a programme of radical archive and critical contemporary offerings with a series of features and short films which capture and celebrate the multi-faceted experiences of Black Girlhood.

Details

Duration
1hr 26mins
Director
Cauleen Smith
Featuring
April Barnett • Salim Akil • Toby Smith
Year
1999
Country of origin
United States
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Part of Snapshot

With an eye that is at once nostalgic and critical, take a deep dive into films by Black female filmmakers, platforming cinema which allows its subjects to be powerful, complicated, vulnerable, and the main character in their own stories.
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