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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:05 am 
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Dual Format Edition coming June 19th.


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Aside from inspiring Beyonce's Lemonade and being a historically important landmark in African American cinema, is it any good?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:28 pm 
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It's great, and loooong overdue. Very different vibe to most other films by black filmmakers, especially at the time. Burnett and Malick are the most obvious reference points, but it's very much its own thing.

Bravo, BFI!

Whoever thought we'd get Limite, Taipei Story, Daughter of the Nile and Daughters of the Dust all announced within a few weeks of one another?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Apparently this comes from Cohen so expect them to make an announcement as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:41 pm 
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Cohen already announced theirs last Summer; it's coming out next month.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:38 am 
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Cohen's copy is sitting on my shelf, waiting to be watched!

Edited after seeing earlier post dates.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:43 am 
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Full specs announced:

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Daughters of the Dust
A film by Julie Dash


In cinemas today and Dual Format Edition (DVD/Blu-ray) release on 26 June 2017

The first widely released film by an African American female director, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it opened in 1991. The film and its legacy still resonates, most recently as a major influence in Beyoncé’s video album Lemonade.

This new restoration of Julie Dash’s landmark film, by Cohen Media Group in conjunction with UCLA, and overseen by cinematographer Arthur Jafa, means audiences will finally see the film exactly as the director intended.

In South Carolina’s Sea Islands at the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family of the Gullah community – former west-African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland and even further from their roots.

Special features

• Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
• Audio Commentary with Julie Dash and Michelle Materre
• An Interview with Julie Dash (2017, 72 mins): the director in conversation with Dr Stephane Dunn
• Q&A with director Julie Dash and actress Cheryl Lynn Bruce (2017, 25 mins): from the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival, moderated by actress Regina Taylor
• An Interview with Arthur Jafa (2017, 51 mins): the cinematographer interviewed by Karen Alexander
• 2016 theatrical trailer
• Illustrated booklet with full film credits, essays and reviews by Jennifer DeClue, Gaylene Gould, Karen Alexander and Lizzie Francke

Product details

RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1273 / Cert PG
USA / 1991 / colour / 112 mins / English with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.85:1
BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 1.0 mono (48kHz/24-bit) / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono (192kbps)

...and here's the BFI's new trailer.


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