Burning an Illusion (1981)
Writer: Menelik Shabazz,
Director: Menelik Shabazz,
Starring: Cassie McFarlane (Pat Williams);
Victor Romero Evans (Del Bennett);
Running Time: 101 min
A timeless classic and it's a British film!!!!
Young, beautiful and naive to the challenges of loving relationships Pat Williams, finds the man of her dreams. Her developing relationship with Del, a streetwise brotha, throws up issues we're all too familar with.
At a time when late night blues with sound systems were the rage, Cortina's were the black mans Mercedes, Farahs' were the style icons must wear and flying saucers were worn by almost every sista in town, this 1981 gem is an absolute must see.
The film won the Grand Prix at the Amiens International Film Festival in France, and Cassie McFarlane won the Evening Standard Award for "Most Promising New Actress".
Burning an Illusion and its pioneering director Menelik Shabazz were honoured with a Screen Nation Classic Film Award in October 2011.
The film director and some of the original cast will be present during this screening.
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