A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But something gets off and the killing continues on land. The vampire is looking for a specific woman - half-human, half-vampire.
Live discussion with our friends The Post Credits Podcast after the film credits run.
Run time: 1h 40min
Blade, the 1998 dark superhero film whos success set the stage for further Marvel comic book film adaptations.. The film stars Wesley Snipes a Dhampir, half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
The Post Credits Podcast team will be discussing their love for comics and superhero films once the credits run.
Run time: 2h
Higher Learning is a 1995 drama written and directed by John Singleton and starring an ensemble cast. The film follows the changing lives of three incoming freshmen at a Columbus University: Malik Williams, a black track star who struggles with academics; Kristen Connor, a shy and naive girl; and Remy, a lonely and confused man seemingly out of place in his new environment.
The film stars Omar Epps, Michael Rapaport, Kristy Swanson, Laurence Fishburne, Tyra Banks, & Ice Cube
Run time: 2h 10min
Jungle Fever is a romantic drama written, produced and directed by Spike Lee. Released in 1991 the film explores the beginning and end of an extramarital interracial relationship set against the backdrop of the streets of New York City. This is Spike Lee's fifth feature-length film in which he also acts in.
The film stars Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lonette McKee, John Turturro, Frank Vincent, Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson.
Run time: 2h 20min
Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime thriller written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation, particularly the films Coffy and Foxy Brown, both of which also starred Grier in the title roles.
The film's supporting cast includes Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda, and Michael Keaton.
We'll be having a live discussion about the film with The Post Credits Podcast once the credits run so stick around.
Run time: 2h 30min
Come join us to watch Micheal Jacksons Moonwalker for our Christmas 2017 screening and party.
Released on boxing day 1988 (UK release), Moonwalker is an anthology film starring Michael Jackson. Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a collection of short films, several of which are long-form music videos from Jackson's Bad album. The film is named after the dance technique known as the moonwalk, which Jackson was known for performing in the 1980s.
Run time: 1h 33min
Film starts at 9pm
£10 General Admission / £5 on door for children under age of 12
Free popcorn, soda, mince pies, mulled wine and ice cream with ticket.
Afterwards we'll have DJ's spinning till 12am so make a night of it and stick around for a drink and dance.
Malcolm X is a 1992 American epic biographical drama film about the Afro-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee, the film stars Denzel Washington in the title role, as well as Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., and Delroy Lindo.
The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his criminal career, his incarceration, his conversion to Islam, his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and his later falling out with the organization, his marriage to Betty X, his pilgrimage to Mecca and reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and his assassination on February 21, 1965.
Set It Off is a 1996 American crime action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford. The film stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise (in her film debut). Four Black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.
Running time: 2h 3min
Ticket includes free soda, popcorn and ice cream
In celebration of the BFI's Black Star season, The Orange Soda Film Club presents 'Women Save The World' a double screening of cult classics The Wiz and Coffy.
A musical adventure released 1978 The Wiz is an urban reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an entirely African-American cast. The film follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy twenty-four-year-old Harlem, New York City, schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz, which resembles an alternative fantasy version of the Big Apple. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the city to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say is the only one powerful enough to send her home.
1973 American blaxploitation film written and directed by American filmmaker Jack Hill. The story is about a black female vigilante played by Pam Grier. Nurse "Coffy" Coffin seeks revenge for her younger sister's getting hooked on drugs and having to live in a rehabilitation home, a product of the drug underworld, mob bosses, and a chain of violence that exists in her city. The film opens with Coffy showing her vigilante nature by killing a drug dealer using her sexuality as an attractive and athletic woman willing to do anything for a drug fix.
City of God is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund. It depicts the growth of organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s, with the closure of the film depicting the war between the drug dealer Li'l Zé and vigilante-turned-criminal Knockout Ned. The tagline is "If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay, the beast eats you", a proverb analogous to the English "Damned if you do, damned if you don't".
With the 2016 Olympics beginning this month come and watch this film on the big screen to see a gritty side of one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
When We Were Kings is a 1996 documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The fight was held in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974.
Released in 1996, the film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It took the director Leon Gast 22 years to edit and finance the documentary before it was finally released.
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Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is also notably the feature film debut of both Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez. The movie tells the story of a Brooklyn neighborhood's simmering racial tension, which comes to a head and culminates in tragedy on the hottest day of summer.
The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban "ghetto," over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due the beating he received while in police custody.
The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as a director, and was a change from the summer blockbusters for which he had become famous. Starring Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey (in her film debut), and Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris-Johnson.
Filmed in Anson and Union counties in North Carolina, the film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 1900s, including domestic violence, poverty, racism, and sexism. Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, young Justice decides to forget about college and become a South Central Los Angeles hairdresser. Avoiding friends, the only way for her to cope with her depression is by composing beautiful poetry. On her way to a convention in Oakland, she is forced to ride with an independent-minded postal worker whom she has not gotten along with in the past. After various arguments between them and their friends, they start to discover that their thoughts on violence, socially and domestically, are the same. Justice may finally feel that she is not as alone as before.
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two would-be burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet. Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, and Jamie Lee Curtis also star. The storyline is often called a modern take on Mark Twain's classic 19th-century novel The Prince and the Pauper.
Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable womanizer and male chauvinist. When he meets his new boss, Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens), Marcus discovers that she is essentially a female version of himself, and realizes he is receiving the same treatment that he delivers to others. The film features supporting performances by Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, and Martin Lawrence.
Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American drama written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and stars Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, and Nia Long. The film depicts life in South Central Los Angeles, California. This was the film debut of Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut.
Filmed in South Central Los Angeles, it was nominated for both Best Director and Original Screenplay during the 1991 Academy Awards, making John Singleton the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director and the first African–American to be nominated for the award.
Coming to America is a 1988 comedy directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also stars in the lead role. The film co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. Eddie plays African crown prince, Akeem Joffer, from the fictional nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.
Centred on a day in the life of a group of sexually active teenagers in New York City and their unrestrained behavior towards sex and substance abuse (alcohol and other drugs) during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1990s. The film created considerable controversy upon its release in 1995, and caused much public debate over its artistic merit, even receiving an NC-17 rating from the MPAA.
Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Law Abiding Citizen, The Negotiator) in his directorial debut. Written and narrated by Ice Cube, who also stars in the film alongside co-stars Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, and John Witherspoon, the film revolves around 16 hours in the lives of unemployed slackers Craig Jones and Smokey, who must pay a drug dealer $200 by 10:00 PM that night.