Portsmouth Film Society presents its sixth Black History Month this October, opening with the screening of Gone Too Far.
Supported by the University of Portsmouth Multicultural Staff Forum and Student Union, Portsmouth Film Society presents the work of three black filmmakers throughout October. Films will be screened at the university’s Eldon Building.
To launch the Black History Month Festival, a drinks reception is arranged for 6.30pm on October 5th, with its first film, Gone Too Far, screening at 7 pm.
Written by Bola Agbaje, Destiny Ekharaga’s debut feature-length film is a coming-of-age story following two estranged brothers. Backed by the British Film Institute, the film is described as successfully warm and funny, without shying away from racial tensions and cultural misgivings.
PFS coordinator Aysegul Epengin commented on the forthcoming festival: “It is great that Portsmouth Film Society can offer a range of films for Black History Month – especially as The British Film Institute are running a nationwide season of films from October to December in celebration of the range, versatility and power of black actors. We feel that our festival, on a local level, complements the BFI Black Star season.”
Tickets can be purchased prior to the event on the website or on the day in Screening Room EW 1.10, Eldon Building.
Other Black History Month screenings: The Hard Stop (2015) – October 12th; Pressure (1976) – October 19th.
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