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The New Black Film Collective present: Us

Us, free film screening, Poplar Union, Jordan Peele, The New Black Film Collective, Black History Month, Q&A
Us, free film screening, Poplar Union, Jordan Peele, The New Black Film Collective, Black History Month, Q&A

Selected by Priscilla Igwe of The New Black Film Collective, Black History Month meets Halloween in this free film screening of Jordan Peele’s latest film, Us.

Synopsis

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway.

Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Post-Screening Discussion + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A hosted by TNBFC. The panel style discussion will be focused on themes including race in Trump’s America, survivor’s remorse, being our worst enemy and the evolving role of black people in horror (where they have been historically the first to die!). Furthermore, there will be an exploration of the body of Jordan Peele’s provocative work and social commentary in regard to GET OUT and BLACKKKLANSMAN.

Panel guest

Trevor Hakim (Co Founder of Black Star Line)

Trevor is a behaviour improvement specialist, mentor, workshop facilitator, Inclusion Manager, Head of faculty and community organiser. Hakim has been implementing educational and mentoring programmes within secondary schools, pupil referral units, universities and various youth agencies since 2001.

He has been a leading consultant, project events manager and lead practitioner for numerous community organisations, groups and government institutions (Muslim Police Association, Black Police Association, Metropolitan Police Service of Hackney, Stepney Green Secondary School, Eastlea Secondary School, Newham, Haringey and Southwark Councils and Southwark Youth Offending Team & Youth Inclusion Programme). Hakim has also organised programmes dealing with so-called gang conflict in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Southwark and Lambeth.

Since 2002 Hakim has been a broadcaster/radio host delivering a pioneering and dynamic talk/information show on community radio. He can also be heard on a regular basis on mainstream and community radio as a guest representing social activism.

About The New Black Film Collective

The TNBFC is a nationwide network of film exhibitors, educators and programmers of Black representation on screen. As part of their range of services, TNBFC host screenings that matter to the local community featuring international and domestic films of black representation.

TNBFC started as a training programme in 2008 supported by Skillset, Film London and the London Development Agency. Their mission is to grow the black media sector and become a resource for filmmakers and film lovers.

Us, free film screening, Poplar Union, Jordan Peele, The New Black Film Collective, Black History Month, Q&A

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Testimonials

Finally, a place where we can find quality black films on a regular basis.” — Abiola, London

It is great to network with a film loving community, discuss issues and be entertained at the same time.” — filmmaker, London


This event is part of our Black History Month season Black History Month, Poplar Union, theatre, music, culture, east London