Celebrate Black History Month in style with a showcase of amazing films, forming the Women of the Year Film Season. Presented by MIHO!
Monday 8 October, 7pm - Winnie
While her husband served a life sentence, paradoxically kept safe and morally uncontaminated, Winnie Mandela rode the raw violence of apartheid, fighting on the front line and underground.
This is the untold story of the mysterious forces that combined to take her down, labeling him a saint, her, a sinner.
Tickets: £8.50 Book Here
Tuesday 9 October, 7pm - Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftaniness
A one-hour feature documentary "that unearths and examines the mysterious figure that is Nanny of the Maroons - one of the most celebrated, but least recognised heroines in the resistance history of the New World.
The film also sheds light on the incredible resistance movement of the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Nanny of the Maroons. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and guerilla warfare tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the majestic Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralised the vaunted British firepower.
Following on the heels of Akwantu: the Journey (2012), Anderson's award-winning film on the history of the Jamaican Maroons, Queen Nanny expands on the story of the New World's first successful freedom fighters by shedding light on to one of the leading figures in that struggle."Tickets: £ 8.50 Book Here
Wednesday 10 October, 7pm - Maya Angelou: and Still I Rise
The story of iconic writer, poet, actress and activist Maya Angelou whose life intersected some of the most significant moments in the recent history of the United Sates of America,
The film from co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whackdoes have the credit of being the first documentary made about Angelou's life. That sounds hard to believe at first, given Angelou's popularity and importance to American art, but also makes more sense when one considers that she also wrote seven autobiographies, along with numerous amounts of personal pieces.
"Maya Angelou and Still I Rise" seeks to become the ultimate biography, while offering Angelou on camera, sharing her side of life stories that have become American lore in books like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Tickets: £8.50 Book Here
Thursday 11 October, 7pm - Whitney
With over 200 million album sales worldwide and remaining the only artist to chart seven consecutive US no.1's , Whitney Houston was voice of a generation. Coming from an esteemed lineage of singers, Whitney was destined to be plucked from her gospel singing roots to rule the world stage. She inspired a generation of new artists.
All these achievements have become a footnote to a story of addiction and self destruction Whitney had the voice of an angel onstage but was being torn apart by her demons offstage.
Made with full access to her family and collaborators, the film will showcase exclusive audio and never-seen-befopre video archive from her time as recording artists and performer.
By casting her working in a new and revealing light, WHITNEY will reassess the life and legacy of one of music's biggest stars.
Tickets: £10.50 Book Here
Friday 12 October, 7pm - Breaking In
Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside.
The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money.
After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.Tickets: £10.50 Book Here