From actor-screenwriter Lennie James’s comes this much neglected powerful portrait of life in a care home for disadvantaged youths.
Thursday 13 April 2023 18:00
- Director Simon Cellan Jones
- With Adrian Lester, Ashley Walters, Lennie James, Ashley Madekwe
- BBC 2000. 95min
Screening for only the second time in 23 years and written by the actor-screenwriter Lennie James, Storm Damage is an emotionally powerful, imaginative and complex portrayal of the experiences of young people living within a care home in Brixton’s Angel Town. In this culturally significant story, Danny (Adrian Lester) is an idealistic Black teacher-turned-care worker whose major challenge lies in turning the home’s primary delinquent Stefan (Ashley Walters) away from the negative and potentially fatal influence of local gangster Boniface (James). Achieving a cult status this very rare screening will hopefully help to rehabilitate this important films place in the history of Black culture on TV. Please check back for confirmation of guests.
The BFI has also made the film available at the following venues (please check their websites for further details):
Glasgow Film Theatre: Saturday 15 April
Watershed, Bristol: Thursday 20 April
Exeter Phoenix: Wednesday 19 April
HOME, Manchester: Wednesday 26 April
Programmed in association with Dr Clive Chijioke Nwonka, Associate Professor of Film, Culture and Society UCL.
Storm Damage + panel discussion and Q&A with Ashley Walters and Adrian Lester
NFT1 – Thursday 13 April 2023 18:00