Attend our Race & Community Screening of Do The Right Thing + #Blacklivesmatter Panel Discussion

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    Kush ‘Film Boutique’ – The UK’s No 1 Exhibition Platform for Urban Films Presents a Special ‘Race & Community’ Film Screening Event Kush Films presents a special cinematic event focussing on race and community on Thursday 11th August.  Its 26 years since the release of Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed comedy/drama ‘Do The Right Thing’, we revisit this important film and its contentious racial storyline. Following the screening will be a special #BlackLivesMatter panel debate with invited guest speakers focusing on the relevance of Do The Right Thing today and how the BLM social movement can unite supporters in the US and UK and progressively move positively forward; bringing about tangible lasting change which better alters community relations with law enforcement and unites black communities both home and abroad economically. Join us for networking and music in the bar prior to film. Date: Thursday 11th Aug Time: 7.30pm (music/networking […]


Go-Getters Film/TV Network is Back on Tues 2nd Aug


Hey Go-Getters You Are Invited to the Next  On Tuesday 2nd August 2016 7.00pm – 11.00pm @ The Century Club (Private Members Club) 61-63 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LG   The evening will consist of a selection of short film screenings from attending filmmakers; we will also talk to them about their journey to completion success (60 Mins). Short Films: Collide (Ugonna Nwachukwu / 32 mins / 2015 / UK) 2. Haven (Tim Porter / 6 mins / 2015 / UK) 3. The Good Son (Tomisin Adepeju / 13 mins / 2015) 4. Valerie (Joao Filipe Manuel / 13 mins / 2015) Click Here for more info on films Plus A special talk with long-standing actor and filmmaker Leon Herbert (best known for his independent film ‘Emotional Backgammon’ and roles in films such as David Fincher’s Alien 3, Batman, Salome’s Last Dance, Scandal, Fierce Creatures, Point of No Return, The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, Lucinda’s Spell, 9 Dead Gay […]


Event Manager: Job With Kush Films


  Event Manager Needed     Kush Film Boutique: Events Manager Kush Films the leading exhibitor of urban films in the UK is looking for a young enthusiastic and articulate Events Manager that will take full responsibility for and implement the monthly management of our renowned film club the Kush Film Boutique. The Kush Film Boutique is the UK’s longest running and No 1 platform for the exhibition showcase of new mainstream and independent films with an emphasis of supporting disadvantaged minority filmmakers.  The Film Boutique currently happens monthly at the Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW (near Oxford Street Tube) (usually on a Thursday evening from 7.30pm – 11.00pm, but future one-off dates can be change by cinema). There could also be an expansion of screening events to other cinemas or you could be involved in premiere screenings linked to marketing campaigns that we organised on […]


The Kush Film Boutique 2015 (Overview of screenings)


23 December 2015       It’s the end of another year and it has been a satisfying one and we were able to accomplish one of our special goals in relaunching our film club the renowned Kush ‘Film Boutique’. The film club was ended in 2013 after 15 years of fantastic film screening events. It is the UK’s longest running urban film club which has created a platform for black filmmakers since 1998. Originally known as The Kush Film Club, it was and still is the UK’s première exhibition platform where patrons were the first to enjoy première & exclusive film screenings for films like: The Players Club, Eye’s Bayor, Rush Hour, The Hurricane, Ghost Dog, Belly, The Best Man, The Brothers, Baby Boy, Romeo Must Die, Shaft, Me, Myself & Irene, Love & Basketball, Down To Earth, Roll Bounce, Bullet Boy, Ray, Coach Carter, Beauty Shop, Four Brothers, […]


2015 A Good Year – Happy Hols/New Year From Marlon Palmer (Kush Director)


Marlon Palmer Director 18.12.15     Greetings and salutations (Friends, Fans, Associates & Film Lovers), It’s December (once again, LOL!) and almost time to end this year and bring in another New Year. Well after we have stuffed our faces, drank more than we can handle and immersed ourselves with family we both love and hate – well it’s got to be done! This year from a film standpoint of view has been good, starting off with the January release of the much-talked about Selma and then Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ in May; two films we worked on. Paramount Pictures actually hired Kush Promotions & PR to market Top Five in 7 cities of the UK and allowed us to manage the budget. To allow us to manage the budget and nationwide-wide campaign was a justification of the 17 years of hard work and determination I have put in developing […]


Marlon’s blog – 15th Aug 2014

15.08.14 Hello, Hello, Hello, Yes it’s me Marlon Palmer CEO of Kush Promotions & the Kush Media Group of companies, how are you my friends, supporters & colleagues – I pray life is good and all is well in your lives! It’s been a while since I last communicated directly with you – so apologies; it looks like this will also be one of the last times I personally write to you! Other new staff members will take over the task of giving you all the latest film news and the inner-goings on at Kush.  Over the years I have enjoyed communicating with you and your responses have empowered, re-energised and inspired me to continue the good fight with the industry creating a platform for black films. Wow; right now there is so much going on in the film world for black & so called ‘urban’ films. It’s already been […]


We’re Looking For New Writers


ARE YOU A FILM JUNKIE WHO’D LOVE TO SEE YOUR OPINIONS IN PRINT?  Do you fancy yourself as the next Barry Norman or Mark Kermode ? Well if so Kush, the UK’s leading independent urban film promotion company, would like to hear from YOU. We are looking to expand our team of writers, to contribute copy for our website. No formal experience is needed – just great writing skills, a knowledge and enthusiasm for movies, the ability to attend film screenings in central London in the day or during early evenings along with other film related events (like festivals) in central London. So Can You Produce Engaging Copy & Would Like To Gain A Career in The UK Film Industry? If this sounds like you please send your CV and some samples of articles you have previously written – especially any old reviews of your favourite films. mailto: Good […]


Busy, busy, Its going to be an exciting 2014!


21.03.14 Hello Film Lovers, I hope all is well and good, Do we have some good film news for you! Good to be finally communicating with you as it’s been such a busy 2014 already and wow it’s almost the end of March already – this year has just raced along and we here at Kush have just about noticed; as right now we are in film heaven and work overload. We are currently working on the marketing for two big new films which we want to tell you all about and hopefully you will decide to go and see them yourselves and also give us your feedback once seen. The first film is STARRED UP (18) a very, very serious new British film depicting a startling view of prison life and how it affects young people (our young people), watching this film made me suddenly become thoughtful about all […]


Marlon Speak’s

12.12.13 Hi Everyone, Hope this finds you in good health and a streak of productivity (getting things done & moving forward in life)! Thank you to all those that responded to our “BLACK NATIVITY” Gala-Screening offer and sorry I could not accommodate all, but as stated in my response email to all those that applied – there will be other screenings I will gladly invite you to – next time reply earlier some of you were well late! Anyway; I hope you like the all-new website and you making use of the site – as of next week there will be a list of new and classic DVDs for sale in the new online store. We are also looking for additionally new products to sell – so if you have anything like books, indie films, Cd’s, Arts & Craft Products then please let us know? Kush is also looking […]


Speaking to the City of Birmingham – Film Boutique 22 Nov 2013

  09.11.13 Hey Members and Friends & Supporters, I hope life is treating you well and you are making headway in life whilst enjoying peace, love & happiness. We are about to enter the last screening for the ‘Film Boutique’ on Friday 20th November 2013 at The Drum. When I first started this venture I knew that it was going to be hard work to make this a successful venture, but not as hard as I have now realised. On the journey I have met new friends, discovered new talent and gained the support of members of the Birmingham public, so whilst the venture has not been great in profitability it has been worthwhile investigating the business model needed to widen the exhibition network for the successful distribution of urban/black films. Believe me I have learnt a lot and whilst the venture again has not been a total success, the […]