East London Film Club To Host #Blacklivesmatter Event
Reel Good Film Club of East London are hosting a free film fundraiser event on the 21st July at Bar Paragon, Mile End, to raise awareness and discussion for #blacklivesmatter. The event will screen Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale Station’. The film follows the real life incident of Oscar Grant, who was murdered by the police, in 2009 on New Year’s Eve at a subway station in New York.
After the screening an open space for discussion of the film and #blacklivesmatter will be encouraged and all donations and profit will go towards those of the families affected by police violence.
Reel Good Film Club is devoted to celebrating people of colour in all aspects of cinema, seeking affordable and inclusive spaces for people to enjoy cinema. Grace Barber-Plentie, co-founder of RGCL states:
‘We find it difficult to sit by as bystanders and do nothing. Police would rather injure or kill black people to detain an invisible threat rather than listen to and treat them like human beings, hence why we have decided to do this screening in order to feel like we are contributing to the Black Lives Matter movement in any small way that we can.’
Doors open at 7pm.