A bearded Black man and a hooded Black woman dressed in cloaks hold each other.

About The Book of Clarence

Unlike some members of the Jerusalem community in AD33, Clarence is not the most spiritual of citizens. Seemingly unmoved by Jesus Christ’s message of peace and brotherly love, Clarence sees a perfect window of opportunity to take advantage of a nascent celebrity culture. But at what cost to his eternal soul?

Following his kinetic, hugely enjoyable all-Black frontier action drama The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel returns with the most original take on the story of Christ since Monty Python’s Life of Brian. And playing Clarence, LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Judas and the Black Messiah, Sorry to Bother You) delivers a star performance cementing his reputation as one of Hollywood’s most compelling performers. A work of huge ambition and style, The Book of Clarence wins hands down as the most punk, political, and hugely fun film you’ll see this year.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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