Uptight18

Directed by Jules Dassin | USA | 1968 | 1h 44m | Starring Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera, Roscoe Lee Browne, Julian Mayfield

Following the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, Cleveland’s African American community is on a knife-edge. Johnny, a charismatic black revolutionary, embarks on a mission to procure firearms from a warehouse, bracing for the impending eruption of violence. Yet, the air is thick with the scent of betrayal, and Johnny’s plans face internal threats. Director Jules Dassin (blacklisted for his activism and communist sympathies in the early 1950s) collaborated with black actors and activists Ruby Dee and Julian Mayfield on the script for this riveting reworking of Liam O’Flaherty’s novel “The Informer”.

Reviews

‘There’s no backsliding, toward a conciliatory moderate conclusion. The passions and beliefs of black militants are presented head-on, with little in the way of comfort for white liberals.’
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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Today (Wednesday 21st February)

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17:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
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A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)

12:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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15:15

The Color Purple 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 21m
Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino star in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel exploring love and resilience through a black woman's journey in early 20th-century America.

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18:15

Samsara U
1h 54m | Lao & Swahili w/ English subtitles
Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and groundbreaking exploration of Buddhist reincarnation.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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