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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.


Looking for Langston - Queer Nation Film Festival

Thurs 1 June 2017 - 7.30pm

A fantasy black and white recreation of the Harlem Renaissance interwoven with the poetry of Langston Hughes, part of the Queer Nation Film Festival 2017.


We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite - Queer Nation Film Festival

Fri 2 June 2017 - 7.30pm

This doc explores the legacy of Starlite, a black-owned nightclub in Brooklyn and a key locale in the history of disco. Part of the Queer Nation Film Festival 2017.


Waiting for B - Queer Nation Film Festival

Sat 3 June 2017 - 7.30pm

In Sao Paulo, a crew of young queer kids camps out to be first in line for tickets to a Beyoncé concert. One for fans of the Beyhive and part of the Queer Nation Film Festival 2017.


The Amazing Nina Simone

Thurs 8 June 2017 - 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Sat 24 June 2017 - 7.30pm SOLD OUT

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


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.


Baldwin’s Nigger

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.


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.


I am Not Your Negro

Fri 23 June 2017 - 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Fri 30 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.


London Indian Film Festival: Short Film Competition

Sat 25th June 2017 - 4 pm

Join us on Sunday 25th June for an afternoon of short films by filmmakers exploring themes of South Asian experience.



Thu 29 June - 7.30pm
Thu 13 July - 7:30pm

A ferocious thriller from Egypt set entirely in the back of a police detention van.


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.


A Moving Image

Sat 15 July 2017 - 7.30pm
Thu 27 July 2017 - 7:30pm

Shola Amoo's timely docu-drama about gentrification, race, love, and social class in Brixton.


Felix: Film Africa Family Screening

Sat 15 July 2017 - 2pm

Thirteen-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of learning to play the saxophone, but his mother believes jazz is the Devil's music.


Daughters of the Dust

Sat 1 July 2017 - 7:30pm
Sat 22 July 2017 - 7.30pm

Three generations of Gullah women confront the past and the future, newly restored for this landmark film's 25th anniversary.


Whitney: Can I Be Me

Sat 23 July 2017 - 7.30pm
Sat 2 September 2017 - 7:30pm
Sat 16 September 2017 - 7:30pm
Sat 29 September 2017 - 7:30pm

From her early struggles to the fraught phone call that alerted the world to her death, this incredible doc takes you inside the life and music of Whitney Houston.


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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