Sidestreet Cinema presents a series of screenings (13, 14 & 16 JUN at Whirled Cinema) to commemorate Windrush, migration and identity. Here’s what’s booking.
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Sidestreet Cinema is the all-new South London cinema event which promises audiences “the best urban-black films”. Attractions include a late licensed bar, exclusive films, networking, DJs, live performances and special guest Q&As.
Sidestreet Cinema presents a series of screenings (13, 14 & 16 JUN at Whirled Cinema) to commemorate Windrush, migration and identity.
Here’s what’s booking.
John Singleton Tribute Screening: ROSEWOOD d. John Singleton, 1997 + Talk by guest speakers Andrew Muhammad The Investigator & author Paul Lawrence at Whirled Cinema (13 JUN 19:15):
“Rosewood, Florida, is a small, peaceful town with an almost entirely African-American population of middle-class homeowners, until New Year’s Day 1923, when a lynch mob from a neighbouring white community storms the town. Among the carnage, music teacher Sylvester (Don Cheadle) and mysterious stranger Mann (Ving Rhames) stand tall against the invaders, while white grocer John (Jon Voight) attempts to save the town’s women and children. The film is based on a true story.”
Double Bill: DUKE VIN & THE BIRTH OF SKA d. Gus Berger, 2008 + THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK d. Menelik Shabazz, 2011 at Whirled Cinema (14 JUN 19:30 + 23:00):
DUKE VIN & THE BIRTH OF SKA: “Detailing the life of original soundman Duke Vin; a member of the migrant Windrush generation that travelled from the Caribbean to Britain and introduced England to the now infamous all night Blues ‘House Party’ and originating the first Ska/reggae sound system in the UK. This documentary film also depicts the negatives and positives of life for the new Windrush migrants and how they integrated into British society.”
THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK: “The much-loved, funny and very popular documentary film full of great classic Lovers Rock reggae tunes retelling the pioneering story of the birth of the black British reggae genre ‘Lovers Rock’ and the children of the Windrush Generation who created it. Featuring: Carol Thompson, Janet Kaye, Victor Romeo Evans, Peter Hunningale, Sandra Cross, Dennis Bovell, Angie Lemar, Kojo, Eddie Kaddi, Donna Spence, Mr C, Eddie Nestor, Robbie G and many others.”
Kush Films Invitational International Short Films Programme: Stories of migration and identity at Whirled Cinema (16 JUN 20:30):
“With Refugee Week and Windrush Day approaching we present an evening of fantastic international short films focused on the theme of migration & identity. Guests include: Windrush advocate Patrick Vernon OBE and attending international filmmaker Emiel Martens & others.” Use promo code “KushOff” to save money and support #LDNindieFILM.
SIDESTREET CINEMA & KUSH FILMS
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