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Celebrating Chadwick Boseman
Sun, September 27 @ 12.30 pm
Following the devastating news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing, we have programmed a season of his work to celebrate his life and his incredible career.
We have partnered with the colon cancer charity 40tude, and £1 from every ticket will go towards supporting their invaluable work.
42 (12A) – SUN 20 SEP
In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.
GET ON UP (12A) – SUN 27 SEP
This long-awaited Godfather of Soul biopic magnificently evokes James Brown’s high-octane life, thanks to Chadwick Boseman’s extraordinary performance as Brown and the no-holds-barred narrative from director Tate Taylor (The Help) and co-writer Jez Butterworth (Mojo). Beginning with Brown’s impoverished childhood, the film then follows his relentlessly determined rise via gospel music to become a global soul legend. It also charts his sometimes tumultuous but steadfast friendship with long-time musical collaborator Bobby Byrd (Nelsan Ellis), who played the key supporting role in his success.
Brown’s vanity and numerous other faults aren’t shied away from, and neither is the ruthlessness of his manager (Dan Aykroyd). Produced by Mick Jagger, the film gives us a dynamic insight into Brown’s roller-coaster life story and celebrates his musical legacy; the impressive depictions of his stage shows are electrifying.
MARSHALL (15) – SUN 4 OCT
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
BLACK PANTHER (12A) – SUN 11 OCT
Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ follows T’Challa who, after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.