I wasn’t ready [right after Hunger and Shame] to delve into this [Small Axe] narrative, because I had to mature, I had to still understand who I was and where I was, and where I wanted to go to achieve these films.Steve McQueen

In conjunction with the Amazon Prime streaming release of McQueen’s five Small Axe films—Mangrove; Lovers Rock; Red, White and Blue; Alex Wheatle; and Education—the American Cinematheque presents an online discussion with the writer-director.

See link below to register.


Saturday, December 12.

10 am on the West Coast; 1 pm East Coast; 6 pm London; 7 pm Paris.

Steve McQueen, Small Axe (2020), from top: Shaniqua Okwok and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in Lovers Rock, photograph by Parisa Taghizedeh; Kenyah Sandy in Education, photograph by Will Robson-Scott; John Boyega in Red, White and Blue; Micheal Ward and St. Aubyn in Lovers Rock, photograph by Taghizedeh; Sheyi Cole and Khali Best in Alex Wheatle, photograph by Will Robson-Scott; Shaun Parkes in Mangrove. Images courtesy and © the BBC, McQueen Ltd., and Amazon Prime Video.

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