Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”
Lovers Rock (2020)
Directed by Steve McQueen (rated TV-MA; 70 minutes)
To coincide with a two-day international symposium on the work of Steve McQueen at the museum Friday and Saturday, October 28–29, 2022, two screenings of the film Lovers Rock are offered in the Lecture Hall. Lovers Rock is from McQueen’s Small Axe British anthology film series, five films that tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s.
About “Lovers Rock”
This fictional story of young love at a blues party in 1980 is an ode to the romantic reggae genre called “lovers rock” and to the Black youth who, unwelcome at London’s white nightclubs, found freedom and love in its sound at house parties