Film Festival 

Sunday 4th October

17:00 Franks Bar , 19 Bedford St, Norwich NR2 1AR 

12 Years a slave

 
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever. 

Tuesday 6th October

 19:00- 22:00 Union House, Bookable Room 1 at UEA

Hosted by Palestine Solidarity Camoaign Society and Arab Culture Society

Roadmap to Apartheid  


Ana Nogueira, a white South African, and Eron Davidson, an Israeli, investigate the apartheid comparison used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  
Initial release: March 1, 2012 (USA) Directors: Eron Davidson, Ana Nogueira 
Running time: 1h 35m  

Info: Hussam Hussein: @UnionUEABME / union.ethnicminoriti es@uea.ac.uk    H.Hussein@uea.ac.uk 

Thursday 8th October

19:00  Union House, Bookable Room 1, UEA

Hosted by Rotarat Club of UEA Society

Selma  


A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.  
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  
Release date: February 6, 2015 (United Kingdom)  
Director: Ava DuVernay Running time: 2h 8m  
Time: 7pm   Venue: TBC  Hosted by: Rotaract Club of UEA Society    Info: Hussam Hussein: @UnionUEABME / union.ethnicminoriti es@uea.ac.uk     H.Hussein@uea.ac.u k  

Sunday 11th October

17:00 Franks Bar , 19 Bedford St, Norwich NR2 1AR 

 

In the heat of the night

 

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth. 

 

Tuesday 13th October

19:00 Union House, Room 6 at UEA

Hosted by DEV Society

Malcolm X  


A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Isla… More  
Initial release: November 18, 1992 (USA) Director: Spike Lee Running time: 5h 21m  



Info: Hussam Hussein: @UnionUEABME / union.ethnicminoriti es@uea.ac.uk      H.Hussein@uea.ac.uk

Sunday 18th October

17:00 Franks Bar , 19 Bedford St, Norwich NR2 1AR 

Selma

 

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 22nd October

19:00-22:00 Union House, Room 6 at UEA

Hosted by Italian Society and Cinema Society

“La vita e’ bella”   Life Is Beautiful  


A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game.  
Release date: February 12, 1999 (United Kingdom) Director: Roberto Benigni Running time: 2h 2m
 

Sunday 25th October

17:00 Franks Bar , 19 Bedford St, Norwich NR2 1AR 

 Girlhood  


Marieme joins an all-girl gang in the projects of Paris and is slowly turned out of her shell by her three sassy neighbors. As she falls further under their bravado and volatile energy, she begins making brave and foolish choices. 
 

Tuesday 27th October

19:00-22:00 Union House, Room 6 at UEA

Hosted by Cinema Society and UEA Pride

Paris is burning    


This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.  
Release date: January 5, 2007 (United Kingdom) Director: Jennie Livingston Running time: 1h 18m  

Info: Hussam Hussein: @UnionUEABME / union.ethnicminoriti es@uea.ac.uk        H.Hussein@uea.ac.uk   

Thursday 29th October

19:00-22:00 Union House, Room 6 at UEA

Hosted by Cinema Society

12 Years As Slave    


In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.  
Release date: January 10, 2014 (United Kingdom) Director: Steve McQueen Running time: 2h 14m  
  
Info: Hussam Hussein: @UnionUEABME / union.ethnicminoriti es@uea.ac.uk        H.Hussein@uea.ac.u k