Stephen Bourne

stephen bourne

National Film Theatre

The following are just some of the many film and television retrospectives, special events and illustrated talks Stephen programmed for the National Film Theatre (NFT) in London from 1983 to 2001

Burning an Illusion: Black Actors in British Cinema (1983) the NFT’s first Black British film retrospective.

Black and White in Colour (1992) the NFT’s first Black British television retrospective.

Out of the Archives (1992) the NFT’s first lesbian and gay television retrospective (and every year until the tenth – and final – event in 2001).

Ethel Waters: Stormy Weather (1993) the NFT’s first tribute to a Black female Hollywood star.

Elisabeth Welch: Soft Lights and Sweet Music (1994).

Rare Judy Garland (1995).

Hattie McDaniel: More Than a Mammy? (1995) the first in a series of illustrated talks in which Stephen paid tribute to Black women in Hollywood. Other talks included Butterfly McQueen (1995), Lena Horne (1996) and Dorothy Dandridge (1997).

Anna May Wong: A Touch of Class (1995).

Black on White TV (1996).

Song of Freedom A Centenary Tribute to Paul Robeson (1998).

Edric Connor: A Man for All Seasons (1998).

Hollywood Divas (Special Event in the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1998).