11 Films Celebrating People of Colour

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Introduction

A season of films showing from October 2020 - March 2021. This film festival is all about highlighting and putting a spotlight on films, actors and directors that showed outstanding talent on film.
There are several genres throughout the festival from drama, fantasy, horror to documentary and archive film.

This festival will give many a chance to see films led, featured or directed by black artists on the big screen again or for the very first time.

We are also working on having some guest speakers attend screenings, or by pre recording before the screenings. There will be two films per month, with an evening and matinee screening giving everyone a chance to see the film. 


The Lost Prince (Le Prince oublié)
Friday 27 & Monday 30 November

Also features in the French Film Festival
2020 | Adventure, Comedy, Family | French Language | 102 mins | Rated 12A
Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Starring: Omar Sy, Bérénice Bejo, François Damiens

Every night as Sofia falls asleep, her father Djibi takes her into "Storyland", a fantasy film studio where their extraordinary fairy-tale adventures come to life starring Djibi in the lead role as the heroic Prince Charming.


Small Country: An African Childhood (Petit pays)
Fri 4 Dec 19:30 & Tue 8 Dec 14:30

Also features in the French Film Festival
2020 | Drama | French Language | 111 mins | Rating TBC
Director: Éric Barbier | Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Kabano, Djibril Vancoppenolle

Watch the Trailer (English subtitles)

Tensions in neighbouring Rawanda threaten the peaceful existence of a Burundi boy and his friends and family.


Antebellum
January 2021

2020 | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 106 mins | Rated 15
Director: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz | Starring: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future -- before it's too late.


To Sir, With Love
January 2021

1967 | Drama | 103 mins | Rated PG
Director: James Clavell | Starring: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts

Mark, an out-of-work engineer, takes up a teaching job at a high school in London's East End. Unaffected by the rowdy students, Mark implements his own brand of discipline in class.


Screening supported by Oban Pride and Vogue Scotland

Paris Is Burning
February 2021

1990 | Documentary | 73 mins | Rated 15
Director: Jennie Livingston | Starring: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.


The Fifth Element
February 2021

1997 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 123 mins | Rated 12A
Director: Luc Besson | Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker

In the colourful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.


In The Heat Of The Night
March 2021

1967 | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 108 mins | Rated 12A
Director: Norman Jewison | Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates.

African-American detective Virgil Tibbs investigates the death of a businessman in Mississippi and comes face-to-face with racism in the southern United States in the process. 


Archive Film
March 2021

We are currently in the process of selecting archive films from across the UK. 


Already Shown

1. Rocks
2. Us
3. Fences
4. The Lost Prince - Le Prince Oublié

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