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THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (Screen 25, September 12)
Sep
12
12:30 PM12:30

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (Screen 25, September 12)

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Screen 25, 12 September 2018

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As part of the UK-wide September Scalarama celebration of cinema and Uprising: Spirit of ‘68, Screen25 brings you The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.

An intimate insight into iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement, this documentary of found footage shot by Swedish journalists is a remarkable archive of interviews with revolutionaries such as Black Panther founders Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, and activist and author Angela Davis.

Including commentary from contemporary public figures such as Questlove and Erykah Badu, The Black Power Mixtape is essential and provoking viewing for those looking for a fresh, never before seen snapshot of the period.

For those excited by this summer’s Spike Lee biographical crime thriller, BlacKkKlansman, this is a wonderfully contextualising look at the era, and will certainly be a fantastic precursor to the film.  

In partnership with Black Cultural Archives.

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The Producers: 50th Anniversary Restoration at Picturehouse cinemas (5 August)
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Producers: 50th Anniversary Restoration at Picturehouse cinemas (5 August)

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Picturehouse cinemas across London| 5 August

Mel Brooks’ uproarious Oscar-winning comedy The Producers returns to cinemas in a stunning 50th anniversary 4K restoration on August 5th, including a special Mel Brooks introduction from Turner Classic Movies.

Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is a washed up Broadway producer forced to romance old ladies to finance his plays. When timid accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) is brought in to do his books, he inadvertently reveals to Bialystock that under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than a hit. Bialystock cajoles Bloom into helping him achieve this end and together they come up with what they consider to be a sure-fire disaster waiting to happen – a musical version of Adolf and Eva’s love story entitled ‘Springtime For Hitler’. But is it possible that they might actually have the most unlikely hit of all time on their hands?

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AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS: An Agnes Varda Season at Curzon Cinema
Aug
3
to Sep 19

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS: An Agnes Varda Season at Curzon Cinema

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Curzon Cinemas across London.

August- September, see here for details.


Get yourself an Agnes Varda education (90 years old and still going strong) courtesy of Curzon Cinemas this summer. Includes screenings of her new documentary Face Places.

From Curzon:

Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work, Agnès Varda is a seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of French Cinema. Her influential career began in the 1950s with La Pointe Courte – often considered the first film of the New Wave – and has spanned seven decades with no sign of slowing down as she enters her 90th year.

Given her recent bestowal of the Academy Honorary Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema, now seems the perfect time to celebrate one of the most pioneering feminist filmmakers of all time with an extensive nationwide programme of screenings, events, as well as critical engagement across several mediums and platforms.

The Gleaning Truths programme presents with brand new digital restorations of eight of Agnès Varda’s best-known films.

 

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Queen and Country and directorJohn Boorman Q&A at Curzon Bloomsbury (June 12)
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Queen and Country and directorJohn Boorman Q&A at Curzon Bloomsbury (June 12)


Curzon Bloomsbury on 12 June.

Tickets and details here.


Curzon will preview the long-awaited follow up to Hope & GloryQueen & Country exclusively at Curzon Chelsea from 5 June.

John Boorman (Point Blank, Deliverance) will also be in attendance at a special Q&A screening at Curzon Bloomsbury on 12 June. 

His new film focuses on Bill and Percy, two young and disillusioned army recruits in the early 50s, the film follows their escapades as they while away their days chasing girls and making mischief. But the war in Korea is looming and authority is pressing in around them, creating tensions that will test their relationship to breaking point…


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DocHouse presents UK premiere of The True Cost (from 29 May)
May
29
9:00 PM21:00

DocHouse presents UK premiere of The True Cost (from 29 May)

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From 29th May at Bertha Doghouse
£9 (£7 concessions)


Tickets and details here 


As the price of our clothes decreases, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. We now live in a world of ‘fast fashion’ and competitive consumerism, which although friendly to our wallets has a human and environmental cost that is spiralling out of control. Director Andrew Morgan travels across the world exploring every stage of the fashion industry, from cotton farmers working with harmful pesticides to garment workers labouring in inhumane conditions. It’s clear that in this brutal process the only winner is the multi-national clothing companies.

Featuring interviews with leading protagonists including Stella McCartney and Livia Firth, The True Cost sends out a powerful, urgent message and poses the question, who really pays the price for our cheaper clothes?

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