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Black History Studies

A programme of films exploring vital aspects of Black history and culture

The Lexi is proud to partner with Charmaine Simpson, founder and CEO of Black History Studies, for this immensely popular run of screenings. The events are lively and inclusive, with audience discussions exploring the film and the issues it raises, encouraging networking and inspiring debate. Everyone is welcome – but we suggest booking well in advance!

Previous screenings have included: The Amazing Nina Simone, Angela Davis: Portrait of a Revolutionary, Nanny of the Maroons, The Psychosis of Whiteness, Jamaica For Sale, Mama Africa, Hero, Resurrecting Black Wall St: The Blueprint and many more! 

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Coming Up

No Bass Like Home: Babylon

Sporting a thumping soundtrack from reggae legend Dennis Bovell and gorgeous cinematography from the great Chris Menges, Babylon is both a furious political statement and a


No Bass Like Home: Rockers

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction (and inspired by De Sica’s neo-realist classic Bicycle Thieves), Rockers was filmed on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica and follows


No Bass Like Home: Pressure

The film that started a movement. Written and directed by Trinidad-born pioneer Horace Ove, Pressure was the first British film by a Black filmmaker, and remains


Jazz on a Summer’s Day

New 4k restoration Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. Jazz on a Summer’s Day


Night of the Kings

Spectacular, thrilling and absolutely unique, Night of the Kings is both an exhilarating tale of survival in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments and a


Summer of Soul

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic

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