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As part of the BFI’s major UK-wide Black Star season the BFI Southbank is currently home to the Separate Cinema Exhibition, showcasing original film posters loaned from the most extensive private holdings of African-American film memorabilia in the world, The Separate Cinema Archive. Spanning a century of film art and taken from various countries around the world, these posters show the evolution of movie promotion over the years, but more pertinently they also reveal a great deal about how blackness has been portrayed, exploited and indeed commoditised, throughout the history of cinema. Here are 10 of our favourites to give you a flavour of this essential exhibition.

Little White Lies

05 Nov, 2016

Editorial