Johnny Mad Dog (15)
Thurs 2 April ‘ 7.30pm ‘ Screen 3 ‘ FREE
Dir: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire ‘ 2008 ‘ French with English subtitles ‘ Fr / Bel ‘ 97mins
Cast: Christopher Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy
In an unnamed African country, 15-year-old Johnny Mad Dog heads a platoon of young soldiers charged with taking over a city in an attempt to unseat the government. Filmed in Liberia, Johnny Mad Dog is an uncompromising modern tale that depicts the hellish plight of war.
Morning Raga (PG)
Introduced by cast member Shabana Azmi
Sat 4 April ‘ 5.00pm ‘ Screen 2 ‘ FREE
Dir: Mahesh Dattani ‘ 2005 ‘ Ind ‘ 93mins
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Prakesh Rao, Lillete Dubey
Twenty years after a fatal bus accident, three lives altered by the tragedy become intertwined. Frustrated composer Abhinay, who survived the crash as a child but lost his mother, joins forces with two singers: Swarnalatha, who saw her child and best friend perish; and pop vocalist Pinkie, who lost her father.
Happy Soul Film Festival Shorts
Sun 5 April ‘ 7.00pm ‘ Screen 3 ‘ FREE
Live performance poet Reality introduces an evening of award winning short films , including Daniel Mulloy’s BAFTA winner ‘Antonio’s Breakfast’, Destiny Ekaragha’s hilarious ‘Tight Jeans’, Azeem Khan’s debut film ‘Open Secrets’; ‘Girni’ – The Grinding Machine, and ‘Die Komiske Famillie’ (Comical Family).
Burning an Illusion (PG)
Followed by Q&A with director Menelik Shabazz
Tues 7 April ‘ 7.30pm ‘ Screen 3 ‘ FREE
Dir: Menelik Shabazz ‘ 1981 ‘ UK ‘ 101mins
Cast: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero, Trevor Laird, Janet Kaye
Pat, a successful young London girl, looks forward to settling down to a comfortable married life, but her dream is shattered when she meets Del. A charming but vaguely discontented toolmaker, he soon moves in and then loses his job, causing them both to challenge their assumptions about each other and their aspirations.