Burning An Illusion15
A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend. With the help of her friends, she seeks something better, and goes on a journey of emotional and political awakening. Menelik Shabazz’s pioneering first feature, shot around the communities of Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove, marked a coming of age for black British cinema and was the first British film to give a central voice to a black woman.
‘The film is lively, accurate and thought-provoking, burning illusions without substituting too many of its own. A highly promising debut.’
Derek Malcolm, The Guardian
What else is on?
Today (Thursday 28th September)
Tomorrow (Friday 29th September)
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!