Black Britain documentary features in film club’s schedule

Stanley’s Film Club continues with its weekly programme of movie screenings in South Norwood, after the recent move to a new venue, South Norwood Conservative Club, on South Norwood Hill.

After showing a Polish feature tonight, the club next week has the Amy Adams sci-fi film, Arrival, preceded by a free sign language course (just in case you ever get stuck in a room with ET and need to ask it to put the cat out).

In June the club has the rescheduled Black Britain documentary, with footage from 1901 to 1985, with a question and answer session afterwards.

All films are £10 per person – or just £7 if you sign up as a Stanley’s Film Club member.

  • Tickets for all screenings are £10, or £7 for members

Stanley Film Club programme May-June

Wed May 24 ARRIVAL 12A and sign language workshop (7.15pm)
Where would you start if you had to translate an alien language? Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. Plus free Makaton sign language lesson with speech therapist Sam Hadlow.

Wed May 31 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO 12A (7.30pm)
Narrated by Samuel L Jackson and with full access to writer James Baldwin’s original work, Raoul Peck has created the book Baldwin never wrote – a narration of race that tracks the lives of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Whilst exploring equality in the 1950s and 60s, we discover what it means to be black in America today. I Am Not Your Negro is the autopsy of racial American imagery and iconography, and a beautiful bringing to life of Baldwin’s sharp writing.

Wed Jun 7 BLACK BRITAIN (12A) (7pm)
This rescheduled screening brings together archive films spanning 1901 to 1985, Britain on Film: Black Britain offers rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen. Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services in the First World War; see colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and partying on the streets of Notting Hill. Followed by a Q&A.

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