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Black History Month

October is Black History Month. To celebrate, the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent.

Sat, 24 Oct

Queen of Katwe

Phiona’s life changes after she meets Robert Katende, who teaches her to play chess. Under Katende’s guidance, Phiona becomes a top player and sees an opportunity to escape from a life of poverty. Starring Lupita N’yongo, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Rocks

The film follows teenager Rocks who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. Starring newcomers Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali, Rocks is a heartfelt story about the resilience of teenage girls.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Sun, 25 Oct

The Princess And The Frog

Tiana is an ambitious young black woman who dreams of one day opening a restaurant in New Orleans. Her dreams take a slight detour when she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. A fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

This musical romantic adventure is a return by Disney to traditional, hand-drawn animation.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Cooler and starring the late Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Starring a predominately black cast and grossing over 1.3 billion worldwide, Black Panther became the ninth-highest grossing films of all time. The star studded cast includes Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya and Michael B. Jordan.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent



La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Mon, 26 Oct

The Princess And The Frog

Tiana is an ambitious young black woman who dreams of one day opening a restaurant in New Orleans. Her dreams take a slight detour when she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. A fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

This musical romantic adventure is a return by Disney to traditional, hand-drawn animation.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Cooler and starring the late Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Starring a predominately black cast and grossing over 1.3 billion worldwide, Black Panther became the ninth-highest grossing films of all time. The star studded cast includes Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya and Michael B. Jordan.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent



Rocks

The film follows teenager Rocks who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. Starring newcomers Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali, Rocks is a heartfelt story about the resilience of teenage girls.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Rafiki

Rafiki is a Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It is the story of a romance that develops between two young women, Ken and Ziki, amidst family and political pressure around LGBT rights in Kenya.

Despite the honour of being the first Kenyan film selected to screen at Cannes, where it premiered in Un Certain Regard, it was nevertheless banned in Kenya for positively portraying and ‘promoting’ homosexuality, illegal in the country. After Kahiu sued the government, and following an outcry from the international film community, the Kenyan High Court eventually lifted the ban.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

The Color Purple

Set in the Deep South between the wars, The Colour Purple follows the life of Celie, a young black woman growing up in the early 1900’s. When her husband separates Celie from her sister, she is plunged into a lonely, unforgiving world. However, Celie's life changes with the appearance of sultry singer Shug Avery, who gives her the determination to become a strong woman.

Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover this film explores the problems African American women faced during the the early 20th century.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Tue, 27 Oct

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Rocks

The film follows teenager Rocks who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. Starring newcomers Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali, Rocks is a heartfelt story about the resilience of teenage girls.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Queen of Katwe

Phiona’s life changes after she meets Robert Katende, who teaches her to play chess. Under Katende’s guidance, Phiona becomes a top player and sees an opportunity to escape from a life of poverty. Starring Lupita N’yongo, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Wed, 28 Oct

Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Cooler and starring the late Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Starring a predominately black cast and grossing over 1.3 billion worldwide, Black Panther became the ninth-highest grossing films of all time. The star studded cast includes Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya and Michael B. Jordan.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent



Rocks

The film follows teenager Rocks who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life. Starring newcomers Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali, Rocks is a heartfelt story about the resilience of teenage girls.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Thu, 29 Oct

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Hidden Figures

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Butler and Janelle Monae - Hidden Figures is an incredible and inspiring untold story about three African-American mathematicians at NASA who were instrumental in history’s greatest operations. Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the film interweaves a rich history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of these women whose work forever changed the world.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Sat, 31 Oct

The Princess And The Frog

Tiana is an ambitious young black woman who dreams of one day opening a restaurant in New Orleans. Her dreams take a slight detour when she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. A fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

This musical romantic adventure is a return by Disney to traditional, hand-drawn animation.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Sun, 1 Nov

Queen of Katwe

Phiona’s life changes after she meets Robert Katende, who teaches her to play chess. Under Katende’s guidance, Phiona becomes a top player and sees an opportunity to escape from a life of poverty. Starring Lupita N’yongo, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Wed, 4 Nov

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

Thu, 5 Nov

La Haine (4K Restoration)

Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.

This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent

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