Faroe Islands Int'l Minority Film Festival

poly styrene: I AM A CLICHé
OBS!! TÍÐIN ER BROYTT//NEW SCREENING TIME

Leikstjóri/Director: Paul Sng, Celeste Bell
2021 | Stórabretland, Sambandsríki Amerika/
UK, USA | 96 min
Enskt | Enskir undirtekstir
English | English subtitles

26 JULI 17:00
HVAR/VENUE: PERLAN

Oddakvinnan í X-Ray Spex, Poly Styrene, var fyrsta svarta kvinna úr Bretlandi á odda í einum rokkbólki við vindi í seglunum.

Hennara óvanliga rødd gjørdist uppreis-trarljóðið í Onglandi síðst í 1970’unum, og hon legði eftir seg eina ómetaliga mentanarliga ávirkan og eisini dóttrina, ið umsitur bæði arv móðurinnar og hennara fjandar. Tann oscartilnevnda Ruth Negga sigur frá, meðan Celeste Bell granskar ósædda listaliga arkivið hjá mammuni fyri betur at skilja brigdi hjá ikoninum Poly og mammuni Poly. Tað verður fevnt víða um ymisk evni, frá umhvørvi til kvinnurættindi, móðurskap og sálarliga heilsu. Heimildar-filmurin er ein óvanliga sterk persónslýs- ing av einum listaligum tannáringi, ið var noyddur at gerast vaksin á pallinum og í andglettinum.

 

 

 

 

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X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene was the first British Black woman to lead a successful rock band. Her unconventional voice became the sound of rebellion in late 1970s England, and left behind a vast cultural footprint as well as a daugh- ter, who became the steward of both her mother’s legacy and her demons. Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga narrates as Celeste Bell examines her mother’s unseen artistic archive to better understand the nuances of Poly the icon and Poly the mother. Covering a broad swatch of topics from the environment to women’s right’s, motherhood and mental health, this is a surprisingly rich charac- ter-driven documentary about a teenage artist who had to grow up onstage and in the spotlight.