NY Premiere/Opening Film
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay, an 18th Century British naval officer. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, but her color prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. Yet, Belle uses her presence and intelligence to help inform the thinking of her father figure, Lord Mansfield, as he deliberates the most pressing issue of the time – the abolition of slavery.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 6:30PM
Location: Diana Center Event Oval, LL100
Director Amma Asante will join the audience for a post-screening discussion.
Editor: Victoria Boydell and Pia Di Ciaula
Cinematographer: Ben Smithard
Executive Producers: Steve Christian, Hilary Davis, Ivan Dunleavy, Phil Hunt, Stephen Kelliher, Steve Norris and Compton Ross
Producer: Damian Jones, Robert Norris and Jane Robertson
Featuring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode and Emily Watson