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Competition Now Closed: WIN TICKETS to See UK Premiere of Mudbound Starring Mary J. Blige & Jason Mitchell

Mudbound – is Dee Rees’ triumphant return to the Festival after Pariah (LFF 2011). Receiving its European Premiere as the Royal Bank of Canada Gala, her majestic epic examines the friendship of two Second World War veterans which ignites racial tension. Adapting Hillary Jordan’s novel, Rees weaves together multiple threads of two family histories: white farmers the McAllans and the Jacksons, black sharecroppers who lease a plot on the McAllans’ land. With spinsterhood looming, despite being attracted to his debonair brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund), Laura (Carey Mulligan) agrees to marry Henry McAllan (Jason Clarke), and he soon moves the family to the mud-caked Mississippi Delta....

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Thandie Newton is Still Most Definitely in Han Solo Movie! (Phew!!!) 

After TBB’s @descantdeb [1] reported that black actresses TessaThompson; NaomiScott and ZoeKravitz were being considered for female lead in the upcoming Han Solo movie… Only to be edged out by Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. We sighed, rolled our eyes and settled to rejoice that Atlanta creator Donald Glover will definitely play the young Lando Calrissian. The Wire star Michael K. Williams had a role and even more joy, British actress Thandie Newton had an undisclosed role! The movie which focuses on Han’s pre Star Wars life has been fraught with issues after original co directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired and replaced with Ron Howard… Now things appear to be back on track with Howard still filming reshoots (filming began back in June 😒)....

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Axis Ballymun Hosts #IamIrish Exhibition of Photographic Portraits October 2nd – 31st 2017

Lorraine Maher says: ‘As a mixed race Irish woman born to an Irish woman growing up in Ireland in the 60s, ‘No Blacks. No Dogs. No Irish’ was the only explanation for my existence…Presenting #IamIrish as part of Black History Month is a powerful and symbolic opportunity to unite these celebrations of Black and Irish heritage and put Ireland’s long history of dual heritage firmly into focus.’

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UK’s Biggest Documentary Fund The Whicker’s World Foundation Opens for All. Deadline 31st January 2018.

The Whicker’s World Foundation which was set up in 2015, is Alan Whicker’s legacy, providing funding for documentaries that will continue to stimulate and inspire audiences. The Foundation seeks to use Alan’s documentary heritage to further his vision and to help those with talent to take the first step up a ladder which is increasingly difficult to climb.

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