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”.
‘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
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 21st February)
Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)
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!