North Kensington Library will be screening Pressure to help celebrate Black History Month
A pioneering first feature length film by a Black British director, Pressure (1975) tells the story of the coming of age of Tony, a bright young teenager caught between the aspirations of his parents and the realities of growing up in Notting Hill.
In this ground breaking film, directed by Horace Ové from a collaborative script with Trinidadian author Sam Selvon, Pressure uses a mixture of professionals and amateur actors to explores the dilemmas of being young, Black and British in mid 70s London.
The film will be followed by a discussion, led by Birkbeck history lecturer Mike Berlin.
This free event is part of Birkbeck’s Black History Month celebrations for more information please visit the BHM website.
- Thursday 25 October, 5.00pm
- North Kensington Library
108 Ladbroke Grove
North Kensington, London
- This is a free event and all are welcome.
- Customers can book tickets on Eventbrite
- Please note, we are not taking bookings in the library.
For more information please contact the organiser Kate Potts on 020 73803112