TNB London

                                  SEPTEMBER 2014 SCREENING - HIDDEN COLORS 3: THE RULES OF RACISM

TNB London, in partnership with Black History Studies, presents HIDDEN COLORS 3: THE RULES OF RACISM, tackling the taboo subject of systematic racism.

The film explores how institutional racism affects all areas of human activity and the rules, laws and public policies that are utilised to maintain this system.

It features commentary from a diverse group of scholars, authors and entertainment icons, which includes David Banner, Nas, Paul Mooney, Dick Gregory, Tariq Nasheed, Dr Frances Cress Welsing, Dr Umar Johnson, George Fraser, Dr Phil Valentine, Carol Anderson, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Kaba Kamene, Sharazad Ali and Dr Joy Degruy.

                                                    MAY 2014 SCREENING - FRUITVALE STATION

TNB London presents FRUITVALE STATION - produced by Forest Whitaker. The multiple Independent Spirit Award, Cannes and Sundance Film Festival winning film follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Oakland, CA resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air.  

Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter.  

Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on he realises that change is not going to come easily and that he’ll have to work hard to make it.  As he and Sophina celebrate the New Year and a fresh start, one truly shocking, tragedy shakes his community - and the entire United States – to its very core.

Screening followed by a panel debate, with activists and filmmakers, in wake of the recent controversial Mark Duggan and Trayvon Martin cases.


MARCH 2014 SCREENING - AMERICAN PROMISE

TNB London presents American Promise, an epic and groundbreaking documentary set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country. Premiering at Sundance Film Festival, it calls into question commonly held assumptions about educational access and what factors really influence academic performance. 

Stephenson and Brewster deliver a rare, intimate, and emotional portrait of black middle-class family life, humanising the unique journey of African-American boys as they face the real-life hurdles society poses for young men of colour, inside and outside the classroom. 

Followed by a panel debate, with the filmmakers, on the state of Black boys in the British education system and the place of Black history within the national curriculum.


       THE NEW BLACK FILM CLUB @ PICTUREHOUSE  

THRILLER WEEKENDER

MARCH 14-16 @ 
THEATRE SQUARE, USS & STRATFORD PICTUREHOUSE

The New Black Film Collective, NUSHO and Birkbeck, University of London presents a ‘thrilling’ weekend of film, culture & entertainment to commemorate 30 years since the ground-breaking Michael Jackson video – ‘Thriller’ through Hollywood Horror and re-enacting the iconic dance in Theatre Square.

Screenings include Blade TrilogyBeloved (starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton), Candyman and the Eddie Murphy double with Haunted Mansion and Vampire in Brooklyn!

For details of the seminar, click here.

For the programme, click here.  

Part of the BFI Gothic season. For more information, visitbfi.org.uk/gothic

This event is presented by Film Hub London, led by Film London and a partner of the BFI Film Audience Networkwww.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub