Autumn Season 2023
2023 BLACK HISTORY MONTH SEASON
Wednesday 4th October 7pm Eldon Building 1.10 Screening room (PO1 2DJ)
THE HATE U GIVE (2019) cert 12A Supported by University of Portsmouth
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.
Thursday 5th October 7pm
CLAUDINE (1974) 15 Supported by Cinema Rediscovered
Oscar®-nominated performance by Diahann Carroll as a working-class mother struggling to make ends meet, offering an antidote to the testosterone driven star-turns of the blaxploitation cycle. The film has a memorable, socially conscious score by Curtis Mayfield with songs such as ‘On and On’ and ‘The Makings of You’ performed by Gladys Knight and the Pips. Claudine was also produced by Hannah Weinstein for the Third World Cinema Corporation, a company started by Weinstein and Ossie Davis, amongst others, to promote film roles for black actors and train black film practitioners.
Sunday 8th October 6pm
DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) 15
Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.
Wednesday 15th October 7pm
HIDDEN FIGURES (2016) PG Supported by University of Portsmouth
A drama telling the story of the female African-American mathematicians who worked for NASA in the 1960s. While the film portrays discrimination, it does so in a historical context that educates younger viewers.
Friday 17th October 7pm
ONE HAND DON’T CLAP (1988) Cert PG Supported by Cinema Rediscovered
This film celebrates Calypso music in all its beauty featuring legends such as Calypso Rose and Lord Kitchener. The film gives us an insider’s look at the music’s presence and origins on the Caribean island of Trinidad and Tobago, where it emerged in the early 19th century.
Thursday 26th October 7pm
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (2022) cert 12
Supported by University of Portsmouth
The grieving Wakandan people defend their nation from an undersea army in this superhero action adventure. Dealing with King T’Challa’s death, it has a melancholy tone, but typical Marvel levels of fantasy violence. Free Pizza with every ticket!