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5 Movies to Watch this Summer

5 Movies to Watch this Summer

BFI Promotional Partner Step + discussion

 -Saturday 30 September 2017 14:00 NFT1 General Admission

Step + discussion: the critically acclaimed documentary Step documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city. Step tells an irresistibly crowd-pleasing story in a thoroughly absorbing way while smartly incorporating themes such as identity, growth, friendship and race in contemporary America.

To book tickets go to the BFI website:

The Dark Tower: based on the series of novels written by Stephen King, The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is the most long-awaited movie of this summer.

The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Check Cineworld website for cinemas and tickets.

Detroit: controversial and strong, Detroit split the critics in two between who acclaimed it as one of the most poignant movies of the decade, and who firmly advertised against the exploitation of violence against Black people. The movie focuses on the rioting and civil unrest that tore apart the city of Detroit in the summer of 1967 and the killing of three young African American at the Algiers Motel.

You can watch Detroit at Curzon Cinemas in London.

Quest: This intimate chronicle of an African-American family in Philadelphia spans ten years, beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency. Parents Christopher ‘Quest’ Rainey and Christine’s ‘Ma Quest’ Rainey navigate the hardship and strife that grips their North Philadelphia neighbourhood, as they raise their children and cultivate a creative sanctuary for their community in their home music studio. An inspirational testament to love, healing and hope, this tender portrait of the Rainey family is a vivid illumination of race, class and life in modern day America.

Visit ICA website for more info, tickets and screenings.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary: thought-provoking, uplifting and powerful this rich and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. The film captures the incredible journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God and, in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. This is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

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