Block Party Cinema : The Film Club

Fancy joining one of the coolest clubs around? At 'Block Party Cinema: The Film Club' we screen a series of classic, thought provoking films and documentaries.

The pop up events combine culturally impactful screenings with director Q&A’s,
panel discussions, DJ’s, street food and in true BPC style – beanbag bouncing fun!
Be a part of a community of fun, film lovers..


 
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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Date : Sunday July 22nd
Location : Pop Brixton

A captivating documentary that chronicles the life of a young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead and her name on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. Told in Angela’s own words, this documentary puts colour to the story of one of the most iconic revolutionaries in recent years.
It was a Sunday evening well spent with The Film Club for our special screening of 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners'.

 
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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Date : Sunday June 17th
Location : Pop Brixton

In 'I Am Not Your Negro' film director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, this captivating films tells the story of infamous historical events through the eyes of one of the worlds most impressive social critics. We had a chilled Sunday screening of this modern classic alongside a pre-film DJ set.

 
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Fruitvale Station (2013)

Date : Sunday May 6th
Location : Pop Brixton

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler’s debut feature film reconstructs the final 24 hours of Oscar Grant III (Michael B Jordan), a young black man who on New Years Day 2009 was gunned down by Californian police. 'Fruitvale Station' is a moving drama about the harsh reality of African American lives, brought to life in an incredibly compelling way with Michael B Jordan’s career defining performance. We screened this modern classic alongside a pre-film DJ set.

 
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A Moving Image (2016)

Date : Sunday April 22nd
Location : Pop Brixton

Q&A w/ Film Director (Shola Amoo) & Special Guest Lisa Maffia

We screened of 'A Moving Image' alongside a Q&A with director Shola Amoo, Community Leader Michael Smith and Special Guest, Brixton born, Lisa Maffia discussing the films themes on changes in Brixton and the ‘G’ word. In the film Nina, a young stifled artist returns to her hometown of Brixton after some years away, she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with this notion we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring the community together. On her journey the film talks to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the lines between reality and fiction.