Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

United Kingdom, Ireland, 2017 / 115 Mins

Director: Sophie Fiennes

Starring: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask.

Preceding the main feature, and brought to you by Random Acts Presents, we are pleased to be showing the short film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Directed by Kat Martin, and in response to Stuart Paton’s 1916 film, this is an exploration into an artificial, dystopian seabed where life has been eliminated through mankind’s doing.

Random Acts Presents is a joint initiative between Arts Council England, Channel 4 Random Acts and five National Network Centres (Tyneside Cinema, ICA, Calling the Shots, Rural Media and Screen South) working together to commission young artists and filmmakers to make short films. The project nurtures talent by providing mentorship and continuing professional development to all its artists and filmmakers.