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Who's Gonna Love Me Now

Thu 23 Mar 2017 - 7.30pm
Thu 13 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 23 Apr 2017 - 4pm

After being kicked out of his conservative kibbutz because of his sexuality, Saar flees to London where he enjoys a lifestyle denied to him in Israel.

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Camp de Thiaroye

Fri 24 Mar 2017 - 7.30pm

This explosive war drama by director Ousmane Sembène was banned in France and censored in Senegal for its depiction of a 1944 massacre.

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Sembene!

Sat 25 Mar 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 2 Apr 2017 - 4pm

This doc tells the story of Ousmane Sembene, the novelist, filmmaker, and father of African cinema.

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Moonlight

Sun 26 Mar 2017 - 4pm
Sat 1 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 9 Apr 2017 - 4pm
Sat 15 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 22 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm

A young gay man comes of age in Miami during the War on Drugs. The New York Times calls this surprise indie smash-hit “a poem written in light, music, and vivid human faces.”

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Love True

Thu 30 Mar 2017 - 7.30pm

A genre-bending documentary exploring the nature of true love.

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Moolaadé

Fri 31 Mar 2017 - 7.30pm

Set in a small African village, four young girls facing a horrific coming-of-age ritual flee to the house of Collé for protection. A strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter, Collé invokes the magical shield of moolaadé to protect the fugitives.

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Toni Erdmann

Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 16 Apr 2017 - 4pm
Thu 20 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 30 Apr 2017 - 4pm

A father with a love for practical jokes sets out to rescue his daughter from her soul-sucking job in this unexpected German tour de force, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

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Pressure

Fri 7 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm

Director Horace Ové's best-known film tells the story of a young black man who confronts the realities of prejudice in 1970s Britain.

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Playing Away

Fri 14 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm

A West Indian cricket team from Brixton travels to the village of Sneddington for a charity match in this light-hearted 1987 classic from director Horace Ové.

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Baldwin’s Nigger

Fri 21 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 29 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 21 May 2017 - 4pm
Fri 16 June 2017 - 7.30pm

In this explosive 1969 documentary from director Horace Ové, novelist James Baldwin and activist Dick Gregory engage West Indian students in Britain in a freewheeling discussion about race, free from clichés and self-censorship.

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I am Not Your Negro

Fri 28 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 6 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 20 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Fri 23 June 2017 - 7.30pm

Director Raoul Peck explores the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr, mixing the history of the American civil rights movement with Baldwin’s incisive observations about race in America.

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Prevenge

Thu 4 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 14 May 2017 - 4pm
Thu 18 May 2017 - 7.30pm

A darkly satirical comedy about the dangers of prenatal depression which will leave you queasy with laughter – or simply stunned.

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The Supreme Price

Fri 5 May 2017 - 7.30pm

Director Joanna Lipper elegantly explores the struggle for women's rights in Nigeria in this documentary presented in partnership with the Women in Activism Film Festival.

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Catfight

Sun 7 May 2017 - 4pm
Thu 11 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Thu 25 May 2017 - 7.30pm

A ‘strangely hilarious’ (Vanity Fair) satire about two women who can’t stand each other and decide to settle their differences the old-fashioned way.

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Mama Africa

Fri 12 May 2017 - 7.30pm

The biography of South African singer Miriam Makeba who was driven into exile after fighting back against apartheid, Mama Africa is presented as part of the Women in Activism Film Festival.

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Pick Up the Mic

Sat 13 May 2017 - 7.30pm

This 2006 documentary by director Alex Hinton explores the underground world of homohop, where queer artists have made hip-hop their own.

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The Amazing Nina Simone

Fri 19 May 2017 - 7.30pm

The unknown story of one of America's great musical geniuses, presented as part of the Women in Activism Film Festival.

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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Fri 26 May 2017 - 7.30pm

Described as 'a lion in literature's forest' by her friend Maya Angelou, Sonia Sanchez is a poet and activist with a decades-long career in the struggle for equal rights, presented as part of the Women in Activism Film Festival.

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Hidden Histories: Discovering Indigenous London

Sat 27 May 2017 - 7.30pm

This film unearths the stories of indigenous people who travelled to London from the 15th century onwards, including the likes of Pocahontas, Jospeh Brant, Bennelong and Mai, offering a timely re-assessment of our city and its relationship to the lands it once colonised..

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