What's on at Arts Picturehouse Cambridge - After Dark
The third programme from Britain on Film on Tour explores the vital history of black Britain throughout the 20th century.
Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.
Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and 'mother country' in World War I. See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.
Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain is not just an important educative tool - offering audiences the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality - but also an opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen.
Director: Jon Watts.
Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton. USA 2017. 133 mins.
Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man following his sensational debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Several months after his thrilling web-slinging cameo with The Avengers, Peter tries to settle back into life as an ordinary high-school student in Queens, New York City. Desperate to prove himself and exercise his superpowers, he gets his chance when a new threat emerges in the shape of The Vulture (Keaton).
The fairy tale-inspired Disney classic is back on the big screen.
Set in a French village in the heart of a majestic forest, it tells the story of wholesome bookworm Belle (O'Hara, ENCHANTED), who sets out to rescue her father Maurice after he stumbles into the castle of the eponymous hirsute prince one fateful snowy night.
After making her way to the castle Belle offers to take her father's place as the Beast's prisoner, prompting a rescue mission led by egotistical local hunter Gaston, who wishes to make Belle his bride.
Having more than stood the test of time, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST remains one of the most captivating animated features of the past few decades.
Director: Mike Nichols. Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross. USA 1967. 105 mins.
This archly hilarious observation of smug, middle-class American mores remains a delight half a century after its release, as callow college graduate Dustin Hoffman is seduced by Mrs Robinson (Bancroft). Bancroft’s career-defining role is perfectly matched by Katharine Ross as her daughter, who ultimately takes Benjamin’s fancy. The Graduate confirmed director Mike Nichols’ talent for socially astute storytelling, with fabulous performances from some of his generation’s finest actors.