If you missed the successful opening night of Portsmouth Film Society‘s Black History Month then don’t worry, they still have some other showings for you to get involved with. For more information how you can be there check out their website www.portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
Loving (12A) | Thursday 12 October | 7 pm
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful – and still relevant – real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.
I Am Not Your Negro (12) | Wednesday 19 October | 7pm
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and with unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work. A radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Introduction talk from Priscilla Igwe, Director of The New Black Film Collective, London.
A United Kingdom (PG) | Wednesday 25 October | 7:30pm
In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London of ce worker. Their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. We have a guest speaker from PRENO (Portsmouth Race Equality Network Organisation).