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POP-CORN Presents: Black History Month on Film

Pop corn black history month poplar union October film arts culture east London
Pop corn black history month poplar union October film arts culture east London

Coinciding with Black History Month, Poplar Union are screening four films recognising and celebrating black history and culture.


Friday 6 October
Paris is Burning
dir. Jennie Livingstone (1990)

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Time: 7pm-8.15pm (1hr 11min)
Cert: 15
A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

WINNER: Sundance Grand Jury Prize
WINNER: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film (Documentary)
WINNER: New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary
WINNER: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film

Friday 13 October
Selma
dir. Ava DuVernay (2014)

Selma Black History Month Poplar Union Film Arts Culture
Time: 7pm-9.10pm (2hr 8min)
Cert: 12a
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

WINNER: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture
WINNER: BET Award for Best Picture
NOMINATED: Oscar for Best Motion Picture
NOMINATED: Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama

Friday 20 October
Amazing Grace
dir. Michael Apted (2006)

Amazing Grace Black History Month Poplar Union Arts Film Culture
Time: 7pm-9.00pm (1hr 58min)
Cert: PG
The idealist William Wilberforce manoeuvres his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

WINNER: Christopher Award for Feature Films
NOMINATED: Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Screenplay

Saturday 28 October
The Princess and the Frog
dir. Ron Clements & Jon Musker (2009)

Princess and the Frog Poplar Union Black History Month Film Arts Culture
Time: 2pm-3.40pm (1hr 37min)
Cert: U
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

WINNER: African-American Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay
NOMINATED: Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song & Best Animated Feature Film
NOMINATED: Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film