BLACK CINEMA CLUB presents THE BLACK CANDLE

THE BLACK CANDLE

Written & Directed: M.K. Asante,

Narrated by:Dr. Maya Angelou

A landmark, vibrant documentary film that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience.

Narrated by world renowned poet Maya Angelou and directed by award-winning author and filmmaker MK Asante, The Black Candle is an extraordinary, inspirational story about the struggle and triumph of family, community, and culture.

Filmed across the United States, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, The Black Candle is a timely illumination on why the seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith) are relevant today.

The first feature film on Kwanzaa, The Black Candle traces the holiday’s growth from the first celebration in 1966 to its present-day reality as a global holiday embraced by over 20 million celebrants.

With vivid cinematography and an all star cast that features NFL Legend Jim Brown, Hip Hop icon Chuck D, Kwanzaa's founder Dr. Maulana Karenga, artist Synthia Saint James and many others, The Black Candle is more than a film about a holiday: it’s a celebration of a people!

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Bring the family out for this special film.

Doors open 6pm Movie starts 7pm

Admission £5 adults £2 Concessions for 18 & under or senior citizens.

Nearest Tube Stations: Turnpike Lane or Seven Sisters then a short bus ride


Buses:230, 41,67, 341



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  • Angela D.

    Very imformative. This was the first time I have managed to make it along to one of your screenings and I'm glad I did - even though you caught us sneaking out towards the end of the debate, this was because of time constraints and a long journey ahead.

    1 · December 17, 2012

    • Jide

      Hi Angela. I can be a bit mischevious like that but it's all done in love ad respect. It was pleasure having you there and i'm glad you took something positive away from the evening.

      December 17, 2012

    • Angela D.

      Hi Jide. No problem at all Jennifer S warned me about you. Next time I'll sit at the back, in case my ride arrives arrives early...

      December 17, 2012

  • Dee T.

    It was a very surprising, interesting and uplifting film. I thouroughly enjoyed it and the guests were lovely.

    December 17, 2012

  • Jide

    Loved it. The quality of audience members just keeps getting better. And having a joined up discussion that covered working on the principals and including the Church was a bonus outcome for me. Something I hadn't thought about before.

    December 17, 2012

  • JenniferS

    Really regret, won't be able to attend this - looks right up my street.
    Oh well, life...

    1 · November 7, 2012

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