I saw this superb film at the BFI London Film Festival 2019. You can watch it online for free this weekend as part of the Other Cinemas Weekender.
“Roy Williams’ 846, which will be performed live on the final day of the Greenwich+Docklands international festival in September, is a collection of more than a dozen short audio plays by British playwrights of colour, who were asked to write something in response to Floyd’s death.”
‘Stationary is an award winning short film, captured on location in Kilburn, Brent.
Written and directed by Louis Chan, who grew up in Kensal Rise, it’s about staying put versus moving forward.’
Shared from Brent Borough of Culture 2020.
FREE online now: https://youtu.be/WSvsRe4hqCs
Rudeboy – The Story of Trojan Records
Thu, Sep 12
Doors at 7:00 PM – ALL AGES
House Of Vans UK – Cinema
“When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other…”
‘Part film, part baptism, Black Mother takes us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, director Khalik Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home.
Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.’
Film: Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo Screening & TalkSouthbank Centre, Thu 15 August 2019, 6:45pm.
‘An exclusive UK premiere about the disappearance – and return – of D’Angelo.
D’Angelo was a Grammy-winning singer with two platinum-selling albums and legions of adoring fans. Then, at the height of his success, the soul singer vanished from the limelight. After 12 years, he returned.’
After the screening, there is a Q&A with director Carine Bijlsma, chaired by Women on Docs’ Eloise King.
Nothing But a Man, @BFI Southbank, Tue 16 & Sat 27 April.
“Roemer’s landmark movie about African-American lives in early 1960s Alabama finds an itinerant labourer (Dixon) falling for a preacher’s daughter (Lincoln), and striving to make a success of things despite familial obstacles and near-ubiquitous racism. It’s a tough but tender, wholly unsentimental account of a man determined to be true to himself, but having to work out exactly what that entails.”