Screening, Artist's Choice

  • Image: Denzil Forrester, Dub, 1985, courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 1/2
  • Film still Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer © Columbia Pictures. Image courtesy Moviestillssdb.com 2/2

ARTIST’S CHOICE | GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER | INTRODUCED BY DENZIL FORRESTER

This groundbreaking 1967 film features a star line-up, including Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Poitier plays a widowed doctor who has embarked on a whirlwind romance with a younger white woman, becoming engaged after just ten days. The film focuses on a tense family dinner with both sets of prospective in-laws, who each have their own reservations about the match. The film was first released just weeks after inter-racial marriage became legal across all states of America, and received criticism and acclaim in almost equal measure.

The film has been selected by painter Denzil Forrester. Born in Grenada in 1956, Denzil moved to London in 1967 and later studied at Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He and his partner, artist Phillippa Clayden, moved to Cornwall in 2012 and now live in Truro. Denzil’s work was exhibited at the Kurt Jackson Foundation in St Just in 2018 in an exhibition curated by Peter Doig and Matthew Higgs. His most significant institutional show to date, Itchin & Scratchin, opened at Nottingham Contemporary earlier this year and is currently on show at Spike Island in Bristol. In July 2020 Denzil contributed to our Lockdown Lives series, tracing the impact of Covid-19 on his work and connecting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020 with the death of his friend Winston Rose, who died in police custody in London in July 1981.

To book: please call CAST Café during opening hours (Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm) on 01326 569267 or email [email protected] and a member of the Café team will be in touch.

The screening space will be laid out to ensure social distancing between households or bubbles. To maximise the number of people we can accommodate it would be very helpful if you could book as a group. Please let us know as soon as possible if there are any changes to your numbers.