LONDON WINDRUSH SCREENINGS
Starting Next Week: June 22nd – 30th
Coinciding with the 71st anniversary of the landing of the Empire Windrush on the shores of Britain, the hit biopic ‘HERO’ will begin a week of special event screenings in cinemas across London starting on June 22nd, at the RItzy, Brixton at 6.30pm.
All the screenings are being supported by celebrities from the media, theatre and film, and hosted by community partners including the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), Fairweather Productions, the Rudolph Walker Foundation, GeeStor Productions, Kush Films and the New Black Film Collective,
Inspired by the extraordinary life and times of Trinidadian war veteran, lawyer and diplomat Ulric Cross received rave reviews following its premiere at the British Film Institute on May 18th.
Actor Rudolph Walker, of EastEnders fame, said: “I was proud to play a part in this amazing film about the life of a man who I have always admired and when the opportunity came up to assist in promoting this film reaching a wider audience I jumped at it”.
David Somerset of BFI Southbank said, “It’s an achievement to have made such a creative film and of such historical depth but at the same time, a moving insight into the man himself.”
Produced and directed by Frances-Anne Solomon, ‘HERO’ cleverly interweaves dramatic sequences with archive of the time to tell a story that is both accessible and informative, and features a host of celebrated British actors including Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), playing the role of writer CLR James; Fraser James, playing the role of George Padmore and British-Nigerian actor Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City), playing Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah.
All screenings will be followed by Q&A with the director, actors and other notables
For media enquiries, or interview requests, please contact Evadney Campbell, Shiloh PR, 07716 289 717 or email: Evadney@shilohpr.com