Black Dandy – film screening introduced by Shantrelle P. Lewis
Location: 154-155 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JG - Google Map
Date: 7 Oct 2016 to 7 Oct 2016
Opening Times: 5.30-6.30pm
Accessibility: Accessible to wheelchair usersBook Online
Shantrelle P Lewis, curator of The Dandy Lion Project, introduces the documentary film Black Dandy, exploring the origins and present day versions of the dandy way of life.
Directed by Ariel Wizman and Laurent Lunetta, pays tribute to the men who fight against the stigma that sometimes comes with being a man who pays very special attention to his appearance and style.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion event. For more information about this, click here.
Watch a trailer below.
The film includes interviews and appearances by a who’s-who of the dapper street style circuit, including Wanda Lephoto and Kabelo Kungwane of Johannesburg style duo The Sartists, Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of Art Comes First, Street Etiquette‘s Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, and British-Ghanaian designer Ozwald Boateng.
The filmmakers also want to explore “black dandyism” as a form of protest, tracing it all the way back to the days of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, where blacks at times adorned their meager wears, as a sign of affirmation of their existence, to contemporary incarnations in the cosmopolitan art worlds of London, Paris and New York; From Julius Soubise, a freed slave who sometimes wore diamond-buckled, red-heeled shoes as he navigated the social scene of eighteenth-century London, to Yinka Shonibare, a prominent Afro-British artist who not only styles himself as a dandy, but also creates ironic commentaries on “black dandyism” in his work.