LFF at QFT: Mangrove

BBFC RatingLFF at QFT: Mangrove

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2020
GenreDrama
DirectorSteve McQueen
WritersSteve McQueen, Alastair Siddons
LanguageEnglish
CountryUK
Running Time2HR 6MINS
Extra Info15+
SeasonBFI London Film Festival at QFT

Multi-award winning director Steve McQueen’s rousing tale of Black solidarity and resistance brings a seminal moment in British history into sharp focus. 

The Mangrove restaurant in Notting Hill doubled as a community centre for Black Londoners to exchange ideas and to commune. As police brutality and harassment intensified, the Mangrove also became a site of resistance leading to the wrongful arrest for incitement to riot of nine local activists including Altheia Jones-LeCointe (Letitia Wright) and Darcus Howe (Malachi Kirby).

Oscar winner Steve McQueen’s depiction of the infamous 55-day trial is a moving instalment from his Small Axe anthology series, a collection of films that evoke memories, political events and a critical perspective on life for London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. In this present moment, with its rallying cry for abolition, McQueen’s incredible cast deliver with great assurance a seminal moment in British history that also encapsulates the global Black struggle.

Tickets for the cinema screenings of Mangrove on Wednesday 7 October will be free but ticketed. Given the limited supply these tickets will be available through a lottery which opens on Thursday 1 October at 10am. Enter now.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADS OR TRAILERS. THE FILM WILL START 15 MINUTES AFTER THE ADVERTISED TIME.

The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is all across the UK, inviting you to experience the world’s best new films wherever you are. Enjoy 12 days of UK premieres online via BFI Player or in cinemas throughout the UK - and also join us for a range of free-to-access digital events, XR and Immersive Art and more. Find out more. Browse the rest of the BFI London Film Festival at QFT programme here.

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