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Baldwin’s Nigger

Fri 21 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 29 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 21 May 2017 - 4pm
Fri 16 June 2017 - 7.30pm

In this explosive 1969 documentary from director Horace Ové, novelist James Baldwin and activist Dick Gregory engage in a freewheeling discussion about race.


Who's Gonna Love Me Now

Sun 23 Apr 2017 - 4pm

After being kicked out of his conservative kibbutz because of his sexuality, Saar flees to London where he enjoys a lifestyle denied to him in Israel.


I am Not Your Negro

Fri 28 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Sat 6 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 20 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Fri 23 June 2017 - 7.30pm

Director Raoul Peck explores the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr, mixing the history of the American civil rights movement with Baldwin’s incisive observations about race in America.


Toni Erdmann

Thu 20 Apr 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 30 Apr 2017 - 4pm

A father with a love for practical jokes sets out to rescue his daughter from her soul-sucking job in this unexpected German tour de force, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.



Thu 4 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Sun 14 May 2017 - 4pm
Thu 18 May 2017 - 7.30pm

A darkly satirical comedy about the dangers of prenatal depression which will leave you queasy with laughter – or simply stunned.


The Supreme Price

Fri 5 May 2017 - 7.30pm

Director Joanna Lipper elegantly explores the struggle for women's rights in Nigeria in this documentary presented in partnership with the Women in Activism Film Festival.



Sun 7 May 2017 - 4pm
Thu 11 May 2017 - 7.30pm
Thu 25 May 2017 - 7.30pm

A ‘strangely hilarious’ (Vanity Fair) satire about two women who can’t stand each other and decide to settle their differences the old-fashioned way.


Mama Africa

Fri 12 May 2017 - 7.30pm

The biography of South African singer Miriam Makeba who was driven into exile after fighting back against apartheid, Mama Africa is presented as part of the Women in Activism Film Festival.


Pick Up the Mic

Sat 13 May 2017 - 7.30pm

This 2006 documentary by director Alex Hinton explores the underground world of homohop, where queer artists have made hip-hop their own.


The Amazing Nina Simone

Fri 19 May 2017 - 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Thurs 8 June 2017 - 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Sat 24 June 2017 - 7.30pm

The unknown story of one of America's great musical geniuses, presented as part of the Women in Activism Film Festival.


BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Fri 26 May 2017 - 7.30pm

Described as 'a lion in literature's forest' by her friend Maya Angelou, Sonia Sanchez is a poet and activist with a decades-long career in the struggle for equal rights, presented as part of the Women in Activism Film Festival.


Hidden Histories: Discovering Indigenous London

Sat 27 May 2017 - 7.30pm

This film unearths the stories of indigenous people who travelled to London from the 15th century onwards, including the likes of Pocahontas, Jospeh Brant, Bennelong and Mai, offering a timely re-assessment of our city and its relationship to the lands it once colonised..


Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Fri 9 June 2017 - 7.30pm

Planting trees for fuel, shade, and food is not something that anyone would imagine as the first step toward winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet with that simple act Wangari Maathai started down the path that reclaimed her country from deforestation.


Tongues Untied - A Marlon Riggs Retrospective

Sat 10 June 2017 - 7.30pm

Marlon Riggs celebrates black men loving black men as a revolutionary act in this groundbreaking 1989 semi-documentary.


Reports from Standing Rock

Sun 11 June 2017 - 4.00 pm

Two films chronicle the resistance of the Sioux tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Standing Rock reservation.


Reel Injun

Thurs 15 June 2017 - 7.30 pm

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond sets out to explore depictions of Native Americans over more than a century of American filmmaking.


Chasing the Light

Sat 17 June 2017 - 7.30pm

A depressed screenwriter in New Mexico agrees to join his dealer, Many Goats, on a drug run in this darkly humorous film by director Blackhorse Lowe.



Sun 18 June 2017 - 4.00pm

Nanabozhung is a feature-length documentary focusing on the lives of the Batchewana First Nations community living on the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario.


Shorts - A Marlon Riggs Retrospective

Sat 8 July 2017 - 7.30pm

We continue our Marlon Riggs retrospective with three short films by the American poet, filmmaker and gay rights activist.


Black Is... Black Ain't - A Marlon Riggs Retrospective

Sat 12 August 2017 - 7.30pm

In his ultimate film, Marlon Riggs speaks to homophobia and sexism within the black community, juxtaposing hip-hop with interviews with the likes of Cornel West, bell hooks and Angela Davis.



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