October is Black History Month and Hackney will be celebrating and honouring the achievements of…
Throughout Black history month this October (until 25 Oct), The New Black Film Club(TNBFC) is screening a selection of productions at the The Picture House in Hackney, Stratfford and Ritzy Picture House in Brixton.
Along with the award winning documentaries, features and independent films there will be Q&A sessions and debates about a genre of films and documentaries by emerging Black filmmakers from the UK, US, South Africa and Jamaica, that are not usually widely distributed
Shh! The Secret Lives of Everyday People, is the theme of this years festival which also celebrates the 50th Independence of both Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. It hopes to shine a light on inferences and stories, overlooked or missing from history books as well as taboos and often unexplored subjects within black communities.
Films being screened include award winning film maker, CampbellX’s debut feature film Stud Life, often described as a “post-modern LGBT She’s Gotta Have It for the YouTube generation” and the Oscar tipped Beasts of the Southern Wilds.