Growing up in Toronto as the sons of Caribbean immigrants, Francis and Michael share an unbreakable bond. Michael looks up to the older Francis for guidance, but during the summer of 1991, escalating tensions set in motion a series of life-altering events. Clement Virgo’s exquisite adaptation of David Chariandy’s 2017 novel provides a rich and textured narrative about sibling bonds, community resilience, and the enduring power of music.
‘Virgo does a great job of confounding our expectations of macho masculinity, finding tenderness, protectiveness and even neediness beneath the street-tough exterior.’
Mark Kermode, The Observer
‘Johnson and Pierre suggest decades of fraternal feeling with their soulful performances, while Blake is revelatory as their tough but tender mum.’
Kevin Harley, The Times
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 29th November)
Tomorrow (Thursday 30th November)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!