JUNE 4th - 10th
ABOUT THE FILM
Small Axe is a British anthology film series, created and directed by Steve McQueen. The anthology consists of five films that tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s. Two episodes of the series were selected in the official competition of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.
Academy Award winner Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed first feature, Hunger, starring Michael Fassbender, won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. He re-teamed with Fassbender for his follow-up feature, Shame (2011). In 2013, McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won multiple awards for Best Picture, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and AAFCA Awards. His fourth feature, Widows, was one of the best-reviewed films of 2018 and starred Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez. His most recent project, Small Axe (2020), won the award for Best Picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. McQueen received the Storyteller Award (TV) for Small Axe at this year’s 16th Annual Final Draft Awards, and the series recently received a record-breaking 15 nominations for the upcoming BAFTA Television Awards.