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Hometown: East London

Member since:

October 12, 2012

How did you hear about Black Cinema Club

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Whats your favorite black movie of all time.

I can't think but... Harder They Come and Smile Orange spring to mind - both had good laughing moments and tragic endings. Oh, just remembered - Malcolm X was a very moving, thought provoking experience. The singing in "The Preachers Wife" went deep within my soul. Wanted more and more. There was an Afrikan film with sub-tiles, popular on the fringe circuit back in the 80s, about the journey of a very young boy. Can't remember the name but understand the director has become reknowned in the industry since the making of that film. Oh, must add "The Story of Lovers Rock". Gave me a chance to step back in time and to see how young and little we looked back then but within our heads, felt l-a-r-g-e!! Of course, completely submerged in the music and being with people from the Black community, could sing without the 'turning head' syndrome or the 'shhhhhh'ing you can get in a non-community film setting which doesn't embracing singing along and laughter so much.

What's been your best cinematic experience

Used to l-o-v-e, love going to the cinema in Brixton (Ritzy) and watching movies about black people, organised by a black film club followed by discussions, often with an opportunity to talk to and meet either the director or actors. Sometimes the screenings were in other comfortable West End/Central London places. Was a great time. Met Tai Diggs and Nia Long - outstanding! Enjoyed the opportunity to sit in comfortable cinema seats and to be around like minded people.

Tell us a little about you

Like to smile, like to laugh with an ongoing goal to be as positive as possible. I've now added doing something for someone tiny, small or significant each and everyday. To share blessings. Like the heat, like to be warm and really, really, really, really don't like cold weather. Enjoy (good) comedy, romance, documentary, action and martial art films. Not up for killing or lots of violent movies (yeah, I know action/martial arts). Have enjoyed my return to BCC at the Phoenix Centre. Jide MAKES us feel welcome and part of a group with film quizzes, laughter and by engaging in chat with everyone, particularly people on their own. It's great to sit, eat, drink and watch the film with friends or people you've just met. Everyone who comes is ready for a good evening, which is nice, comforting and relaxing. Film clubs have come and gone - come along and keep this one going. I'm appreciative to be part of the film environment. See you there sometime.


Hi, I'm trapped in a cycle of working long hours, which impacts on my desire to leave my home for socializing (too cold, too far, too tired, can't be bothered). Hoping to retune and recoup some zing - hoping the Black Film Club will be my booster.

What JenniferS is saying about this Meetup Group

Ladies - this is a club you can comfortably engage in on your own. If your own friends can't or don't want to see something or come out with you when you're raring to go - it really doesn't matter. You will be made to feel part of the group, either before or after the film.

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