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United Kingdom | 1976 | Horace Ové

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The first British feature to be written and directed by a Black filmmaker is a watershed social drama that its funder, the British Film Institute, shelved for three years due to its depiction of police brutality. Set during the 1970s, the movie focuses on a British-born young man from a Trinidadian family who wants to assimilate into English society. So he tries to find honest work in racist London. Meanwhile, his brother, a Black Panther member, says Blacks must organize and fend for themselves. “Vigorous and rough-hewn…Has the punchy quality of a 21st-century graphic novel.” –The Guardian (UK). Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 126 min.

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