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Sylvia Wynter’s The Big Pride, (1961.) Film screening by LAND x HRLA

February 5, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mrs.Dowling (Nadia Cattouse) and Mallboy Dowling (Johnny Sekka) in The Big Pride, (1961.)

Human Resources Los Angeles in partnership with LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) presents a screening of The Big Pride (1961) the film adaptation of Sylvia Wynter’s play of the concurrent name.

“Scripted by Guyanese writers Jan Carew and Sylvia Wynter, The Big Pride is a powerful drama about the quest for freedom. Classically-trained American actor William Marshall and Senegalese-born Johnny Sekka play convicts, desperate to escape not just the physical bars of the prison cell but also an iniquitous social order that relegates them from birth to the bottom of the heap. However the critique by Dolly Green, in a virtuoso performance by Trinidadian actor Barbara Assoon, exposes a third confinement, ultimately the most devastating of all, the imprisonment of the mind by bitterness and hatred. In the end for Sutlej and Smallboy Dowling there is no fantasy future. There is only death and surrender.” — British Film Institute

The film screening is a part of LAND and LACA’s (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive) course on the work of Sylvia Wynter facilitated by manuel arturo abreu.

Special thanks to Blue for making the film screening possible.

For free tickets please RSVP to our Eventbrite here. 

Doors open at 7:00pm with the film starting promptly at 7:30pm.

The screening will be followed by Q&A between manuel arturo abreu and LAND’s Associate Curator Hugo Cervantes.

Vaccination card is required for entry and attendants are required to wear a mask at all times inside the gallery.

Please note this film screening has limited capacity. Be sure to arrive early to ensure entry.



February 5, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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