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Pressure - Film Screening

Pressure - Film Screening

8th October

  • Presented at Weston Learning Space

For Sale

Hailed as Britain’s first black feature film, Pressure was released in 1976 and is set in 1970s London. It tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver and son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents’ church-going conformity and his brother’s move towards the Black Power movement.

As his hopes are repeatedly dashed, he becomes alienated. Tony cannot find work and potential employers treat him with suspicion because Disillusioned, and eager to belong he joins his friends who seek a sense of purpose turning to the streets and clashing with police. With a combined cast of both professional actors and local non-actors from the streets of London, this film is a brilliant insight into what it was like to be a young black man in 1970s Britain.

Please note, this film is rated 15.

Mon 8 Oct 7:00pm Sold Out

This event is part of Black History Month at the Belgrade.