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How Film and TV Can Solve Racism with Ellen E Jones and Film Screening: The Associate, a Bath Arts Collective event

22 March @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

How film and TV can solve racism with Ellen E Jones

The Associate, starring Whoopi Goldberg, is a hugely entertaining film, but now largely forgotten ‘90s comedy about what it takes to make it on Wall Street, and how, what it takes — if you’re a Black woman with dreads — is to invent an entirely fictional rich white man to impersonate, using prosthetics and lots of cigar-smoking. 

This screening will be followed by a talk with Ellen E Jones, Guardian journalist, BBC Radio 4 broadcaster and author of Screen Deep: How film and TV can solve racism and save the world. She’ll discuss ‘whiteface’ in the movies; why The Associate was so despised by critics after its original release, Whoopi Goldberg’s own various race scandals and why she remains an important figure in the history of the civil rights movement on screen, from The Colour Purple (1985) to Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) and last year’s incredible Till.

About the Curious Minds Festival

Running from 7th – 28th March, the Curious Minds Festival features over 30 book talks, live performances, film screenings, writing workshops and walking tours. Taking place across a range of fabulous venues with events to entertain, inform, connect and challenge.

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