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Month: October 2017

100% #OutOf100: Dance Umbrella Festival 2017 Shines a Light on New Choreography.

Dance Umbrella is a festival with a bee in its bonnet for taking contemporary dance to surprising spaces and delivering it to receptive, culture-seeking audiences around the capital. Dance Umbrella continues this week with a final performance on Saturday 28th October and will broaden what you know, think and feel about contemporary dance. We earmarked Out of The System hosted at London’s RichMix Theatre in Shoreditch for our festival foray. A collection of works curated by East London-born choreographer, performer and Artistic Director, Freddie Opoku-Addaie. An ingenious, intimate and disarming mix of works featuring Yinka Esi Graves, Asha Thomas,...

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami + Panel Discussion Sunday 29th Ritzy Picturehouse

We Are Parable The British Blacklist and The New Black Film Collective will be screening the critically acclaimed Grace Jones documentary “Bloodlight and Bami” on Sunday 29th October at 1.30pm Ritzy Cinema.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with Eska, Danielle Dash, Lance Lowe and Simon Frederick and a special VJ set from DJ Croc!

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85% #OutOf100: Thor: Ragnarok is Silly, Over the Top and Really Quite Good.

Thor: Ragnarok is the third instalment of the Thor narrative after, Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) and it’s the fifth time we’ve seen Thor on screen – he appears in Avengers Assemble (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). I do love Marvel films, and the whole superhero thing, but not overly invested. When Thor was next to be adapted I was mostly happy that Idris Elba was cast as the all seeing Norse God, Heimdall. This is when colourblind casting works. (Quiet geeks). I’m not even going to pretend that I remember all the threads and tales of Thor’s journey as the superhero who looks like he belongs on...

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African American Sci Fi Family Drama “Raising Dion” Ordered Straight-to-Series By Netflix!

Two weeks ago, Netflix revealed that they had ordered a 10-episode, straight-to-series science fiction family drama from commercial and music video director Dennis Liu, forthcoming Black Panther villain Michael B. Jordan, veteran show-runner Carol Barbee (UnReal, Judging Amy), writer-producer Michael Green (American Gods, Logan) and Charles D. King’s MACRO (Fences). It is slated for release as an original Netflix production! Based on Liu’s 2015 short film about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities, Raising Dion will play out in hour-long episodes! Liu ‘s comic book of the same name is illustrated...

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