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SUMMER SALE – Film Boutique Membership – GRAB IT NOW!

Kush ‘Film Boutique’ Membership
Summer Sale Now On!

 

We have great new for you!

This year we are celebrating 20 years of creating a platform for black filmmakers and public access to the best in mainstream and independent black films!

To be able to sustain the work we do and hopefully carry on for many more years to come; we need forward-thinking commitment from our wider film-fan community and regular patrons so we are asking everyone to help us build and improve our services to you our supporters by taking out Membership.

To encourage everyone further we are having a big SUMMER SALE and have reduced the price of membership – Annual ‘Single’ Membership now is only £100 (£15 off the normal annual price, working out at roughly £8.33 for 12 annual screenings per year / non-members pay £15 per screening – that’s a whooping saving of over £6.50 per screening)

Check out all the benefits of taking out our ‘Film Boutique’ Membership whilst watching the best films first in a great atmosphere at the UK’s No 1 black film club.

Members even get a FREE DRINK on entry at each screening throughout their membership. Membership is also very cost-effectively, saving you over a whooping £60 per year on the normal admission price of £15 per screening if you are a non-member.

Get ready to start enjoying the best black/urban film releases whilst enjoying your special membership benefits!

Also as a member get to hear about all the latest film releases and our Film Boutique events in advance then you can book & reserve seats first. Events happen monthly currently at the Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, Lon, W1B 2UW with other new venues to come. We hope to see you at future event which generally take place on a Thursday evening (next event 26th July).

 

 

 

 

 

Kush Film Boutique annual Membership.

Single Membership: £115 £100
Joint Membership: £195  £180

(Joint membership is strictly for married partners and couples who will attend together only)

Enjoy These Special Benefits:

  • Save money (up to 35% annually)
  • Exclusive Film Boutique Membership Card
  • No queuing & allowed into screen first (Just show membership card)
  • Free glass of wine/beer or soft drink at the bar
  • Advance notice of all screenings
  • Able to reserve your favourite seats in advance
  • Bring along a guest (Your guest pays only £12 instead of £15)
  • Occasional sponsored gifts /competition goodies for members only
  • Discounted tickets at other select (but not all) non Film Boutique Kush events elsewhere

SIGN-UP HERE
www.membermojo.co.uk/kushfilms


 

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Welcome to Membership of the Kush Film Boutique, get ready to start enjoying your special membership benefits.

We thank you for supporting the Kush Film Boutique and wanting to take out membership with your valued support and hopefully many others like you, we will be able to improve the film club’s offering and provide a more enjoyable and beneficial service.

With the wider community’s support we will continue to create a sustainable platform for BME filmmakers and their films and also support worthwhile causes in our community, especially disadvantaged young people seeking careers in the creative media industries.

Kush Film Boutique annual Membership costs:

Single Membership (from January 2018): £115
Joint Membership (from January 2018): £195

(Joint membership is strictly for married partners and couples who will attend together only)

Enjoy These Special Benefits:

  • Save money up to 35% annually
  • Exclusive Film Boutique Membership Card
  • No queuing & allowed into screen first (Just show membership card)
  • Free glass of wine/beer or soft drink at the bar
  • Advance notice of all screenings
  • Able to reserve your favourite seats in advance
  • Bring along a guest (Your guest pays only £12)
  • Occasional sponsored gifts /competition goodies for members only
  • Discounted tickets at other select (but not all) non Film Boutique Kush events elsewhere

Below are the two links you need to sign-up and join as a member:

1. Paypal payment link (please make payment using that link)
2. Membership Sign-Up Database (here you add your contact details and join our membership database)

Once you have paid the required £115 Single Membership Fee or £195 Joint Membership Fee through the supplied Paypal payment link and then follow that up with signing up to our Mailchimp Members Email Database – you are good to go, as a fully paid-up Film Boutique exclusive annual member for 2018.


  1. Please Make Payment Here:

Single Membership (£115):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=G5C3GAGJG5AML
(Choose pay as a guest without a paypal account – see pay with a debit or credit card at bottom of page)

Joint Membership (£195):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SUQ9MPVWBV8SN

  1. Membership Database Sign-up Form

    Please Sign-up to Membership Database Here After payment:
    (When you pay the paypal payment link should take you straight to this link below also after payment, if not use this link): http://eepurl.com/dbZmDP

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to complete both stages of sign-up!

If you so choose you can make a direct bank transfer payment to us instead use:
Kush Promotions & PR
(HSBC)
Sort code: 40.07.33
Account No: 12491060

Membership covers a 1-year (12-month) period and this reduced membership offer will officially start from the date that you signup. In that 12 month period of membership  we will endeavour to organise at least 12 Kush FB screenings, if we do not put on 12 Kush FB film screenings in any given 12-month period of your membership, we will take this into consideration and look at what options are available to us. We will always seek to make sure you get value for money. But if we do organise more than 12 screenings in a 12-month period covering  your membership and you have had the opportunity of attending those events and you personally choose not to attend any particular screenings, then we will not be obliged to extend any more screenings to you in that 12-month period. At the end of 12 months you membership will expire and be due for renewal.

Membership starts from the date of paying your membership fee.

Your Film Boutique membership will only apply specifically to Kush ‘Film Boutique’ branded events at the Regent Street Cinema, London or Whirled Cinema, Brixton (we may add other venues that entertain Film Boutique events at a later date, please note we may hold other film related events that are not Film Boutique events; i.e. film premiere’s for a filmmaker or film distributor that is a paid consultancy job).

If you choose to pay through Paypal you will receive a receipt for payment from Paypal. We will also acknowledge receipt of payment and confirm your bonafide membership. If you prefer you can also instead choose to make a direct payment to our bank account where you will need to inform us via email (info@kushfilms.com) that you have made a bank transfer payment and we will check and confirm back to you receipt of payment.

Also see full Terms & Conditions Here: http://www.kushfilms.com/fbmembership-termsandconditions/

Thank you very much for your much-needed support.
See you at the Kush Film Boutique as a VIP Member.

Marlon Palmer
Director

Join us for a Special Xmas Film Boutique Films & Party

Also see our Event Page Here for full details including list of all films.

Get Your Tickets Here Now before They Sell Out: BUY

Date: Friday 16th December 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 10.00pm: Films/Q&A’s / 10.00pm – 2.00am: Party

Tickets: £20 (inc free glass of wine/beer & goodie-bag)
£15 (Early bird price – get tkts early by Fri 2nd Dec 2017)
£7
(limited amount of discounted tkts for young attendees of Go-Getters Film/TV Network – from Kush directly) 

Venue: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
Online Bookings: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/superbad/
Tel:  0207 911 5050

 

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Live Performances by:

Ryan Green

&
Everis 

Bio’s:

Ryan Green – the UK’s freshest talent
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Ryan Green bio: Ryan Green is a lavishly talented 19-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Essex, who first came to prominence on BBC1’s ‘The Voice UK’. First time round the judges didn’t turn for him, but immediately regretted their decision and in series 4 he grabbed his chance with several stunning performances and made it through to the knockout rounds with Team Rita Ora and Team will.i.am.

But ‘The Voice’ isn’t where it begins and ends for this soulful R&B balladeer. Ryan, described by many as the young Justin Timberlake, has been gigging live from a young age, performing a mix of original material and covers, and has performed to warm reviews at such iconic venues as London’s The Jazz Cafe, BBC Broadcasting House and the Cafe de Paris, as well Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

And to further underline his pedigree, like other fine musical artists — including Adele and Amy Winehouse — Ryan has completed 2 years at the prestigious Brit School, where he honed his song-writing and producing skills.

http://www.ryangreenmusic.co.uk/
@Ryangreenmusic

 

Forthcoming gigs:
Busk in London, London rail stations
Justin Bieber, O2 Priority Lounge
Winter Wonderland, Derby
The Bedford

Releases:
Cutting a track with Sammy Sam, Enemy Radio
Debut single launches December 2016

To book Ryan, contact Sherine at ibrandU Music, t: 020 8123 0889, email: music@brandultd.com
Sherine Whittle: 07595 414697


Everis
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As a vocalist Everis has been called upon to use his voice in many different ways to achieve results for various projects around the world. Being a singer/vocalist Everis has also been called upon to do voice over’s for radio, TV and film trailers recently adding Rapping to his list, rapping on a Latin American TV ad for “Te Listo” a new beverage.

Everis’s live performance talents has lead him to support acts such as “The Jones Girls” first ever British tour opening at the Dominion Theatre London, the front man for JTQ (the James Taylor Quartet) and has also appeared on the same bill as Jocelyn Brown, Kym Mazelle, Mica Paris Gabrielle, Sir Cliff Richard, Don‑e, Kenny Thomas, Omar and many others over the years.

www.everispelliusmusic.com

The Kush Film Boutique Video Highlights 2016

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Watch all the video highlights from our 2016 ‘Film Boutique’ Film Club Event.

The Film Boutique happens each month at the plush Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW.

Join us for the best in indie and mainstream films, Celebrity guests, Fellow filmmakers & Genuine Film-loving patrons supporting the work Kush has done over the last 18 years building a platform for urban filmmakers.  .

 

If you have a short or feature film please let us know as we may want to screen your film at the renowned Film Boutique.

We can also support UK and International distribution and marketing of the right films where there is a working budget specifically for distribution/marketing.

Send films/trailers to: info@kushfilms.com
Tel: + 44 (0) 203 070 3200 / + 44 (0) 7961 977 749

 

The Kush Film Boutique Is Back After 2 Years Away on 24 September

Marlon Palmer
13.08.15

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Yes we are back!
It has been two full years since we ended Film Boutique screenings and we are more than ready to hit the streets again and carry the torch; once again lighting up the path for the development and progression of urban films.

Formerly known as the Kush Film Cub and launched in 1998 to create a platform for independent black filmmakers the film club has gone on to screen over 200 films, many of which were UK premiere’s or exclusive film screenings – Kush Film Club members were some of the first in the UK to see films like: The Players Club, Crash, Romeo Must Die, Me, Myself & Irene, Coach Carter, The Original Kings Of Comedy, Ray, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Baggage Claim and many more.

Members were also introduced to a plethora of new indie filmmakers and their short films which was screened before the main feature thus introducing the world of independent filmmaking and local talent to new audiences.

Kush has also played a part in highlighting various social causes and community development using film as a tool to organise numerous community events along with training courses aimed at highlighting and combating Gun & Knife Crime, Youth Development, Drug Addiction and Community Cohesion.

One of the elements of the Film Boutique this time around will be the superb networking opportunity before the evening’s films, our aim is to bring progressive forward-thinking media personnel, entrepreneurs, community leaders and of course filmmakers together on a regular basic to ponder on and conspire for progressive change thus creating new opportunities for all.

Kush: Making a Difference in the Community since 1998!

 

COME AND JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY AND THE RELAUNCH OF THE RENOWNED
KUSH FILM BOUTIQUE.

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Kush Films is proud to announce the relaunch of the ‘Film Boutique’ at one of the oldest & prestigious cinemas in London the Regent Street Cinema with a UK exclusive screening of the powerful and poignant documentary film 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets a film specifically chosen for these troubled times. #BlackLivesMatter

There will be great networking & press opportunities prior to the film plus a special guest panel discussion after the film with invited guest speakers from the fields of: Media, Music, Legal, Community & Politics., discussing the US Stand Your Ground Laws, young black men and rap music today, fear of young black men, black lives matter campaigns, deaths in UK police custody and the ongoing Mark Duggan police shooting case.

After film discussion facilitated by partners Choices Consortium.

Special Guest Host: actress Ms Ellen Thomas (Eastenders, Rev, Teachers) – tbc
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Date: Thurs 24th September 2015
Event starts: 7.00pm – Networking and Press

Film Starts: 8.25pm – 10.00pm

Panel Discussion: Fear of the young black male?: 10.00pm – 11.00pm

Invited Guest speakers: Stafford Scott (Race Advocacy Officer), Gwenton Sloley (Author, Youth Policy Adviser), Jon Hughes (Editor of Nigerian Watch Newspaper), Koby Hagan aka Post (CEO of Grmdaily.com), Christian Weaver (Young Social Commentator).

 

Tickets: £15 (*All tickets purchased through the Regent Street Cinema)
Book Here: http://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/3-12-minutes-ten-bullets/

More info on the film here:

Venue: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
www.regentstreetcinema.com
Tel: 0207 911 5050

If you’re looking for nearby parking, try Q-Park, just 2 minutes’ walk away under Cavendish Square Gardens.

Also supported by: The Association of Black Probation Officers, Operation Black Vote (OBV) & The Voice Newspaper

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For more information on the film & further screenings please contact:
Kush Promotions & PR
Tel: 0208 618 2204 or 0203 070 3200
Email: info@kushfilms.com

For more info on our new partner organisation and the wider community work that they do
See: www.choicesconsortium.org

The official film website: http://www.3andahalfminutes.com/3.5MINUTES---Lucia_McBath

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Kush Sets Out to Develop An Urban Film Network Across The UK

Kush Promotions Launches the
“Film Boutique” at @ The Drum March – Nov 2013

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Breaking news: Kush Media Group subsidiary; Kush Promotions & PR the leading independent Marketing/PR & Exhibition/Distribution Company of urban films in the UK in association with leading Midlands venue “The Drum” is proud to present the launch of the all-new exclusive Kush “Film Boutique” launching on Friday 7th June 2013 with the UK Exclusive screening of “SPARKLE” starring renowned singer & actress Whitney Houston in her last film.

The “Film Boutique” is a great new exhibition platform for national & international Independent urban filmmakers to have their films which either reflects urban culture or simply features acting leads from a minority background exhibited to new audiences.

This is a much needed platform that needs the support of all those that are interested in creating a more diverse UK film & TV industry. The theatrical release of urban films in UK cinemas is decreasing and young ethnic-minorities are not growing up seeing positive images of themselves within the media industries; Kush through initiatives like the Film Boutique aims to support a push for change thus creating sustainable opportunities for minorities already established or those aspiring to develop careers in the UK media industries. Support on an on-going basis will be sought from Government Creative Industries Agencies, the Press & other Media along with local University Media Departments and of course the local community.

Kush would also like all to assist in putting out the call for well-produced new independent short & feature films that could possibly be selected for screening at the Film Boutique!

The “Film Boutique” is an elite Film Club with a difference, where patrons will be some of the first to see new, classic & exclusive short & feature films from around the world on a bi-monthly basis with an emphasis on supporting local & international urban filmmakers. Patrons can also take out annual membership
and enjoy great VIP treatment.

The Film Boutique consists of: Exclusive & Premier Films and Documentaries, Short Films by Local & International Indie Filmmakers, DVD Give-aways, Guest Celebrity Hosts, Q&A’s, Networking, Live Guest

All screening are charged at
£8 with optional Annual Membership is only: £45

 

Film Boutique programme & dates for 2013:
(*Short films will be screened before all features & films could be subject to change at short notice due to many reasons, including a preference for other hot new films released throughout the year).

Fri 22nd March: Sparkle (12a) EXCLUSIVE
The 2012 re-make of hit film musical Sparkle telling the story of three women with big dreams of making it in the world of show business, see Whitney in her last film (loosely based on the story of the Supremes). Starring: Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Michael Epps, Derek Luke & Michael Beach.
*Plus
Guest Host: Comedian: John Simmit & live guest performer + short film “Just Cause”)

Fri 17th May: The Last Fall (12) UK PREMIER,
THE LAST FALL tells the story of Kyle Bishop, a journeyman professional football player who retires broke at age 25 with no idea what to do next with his life. Forced to move back home and reconnect with his loved ones, Bishop struggles to deal with life’s complexities after his professional career is over.
Starring: Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie & Vanessa Bell Calloway, Written/Directed By: Matthew A. Cherry / Produced by Scott Herbert.

Fri 19th July: One Love & Roots Time(15) (JA Double Bill)
+ reggae after-party with local DJs .
Two classic Jamaican films; ‘One Love’ is an entertaining love story starring heart-throb Idris Elba in one of his first feature films alongside Ky-Mani Marley, Vas Blackwood & Cherine Anderson.

Roots Time is an exclusive classic that not many people have seen and was lost for a while, now re-discovered this classic will have you chuckling in your seat and is reminiscent of the Jamaican classic “Smile Orange”.

Fri 20th Sept: 42(12a) UK PREMIER
42 is the brand new 2013 autobiographical film based on the life, love & tribulations of America’s first black baseball player to break the colour line – legend Jackie Robinson.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nichole Beharie, Harrison Ford & Alan Tudyk


Fri
22nd Nov: “Audience Choice”
This is where members chose the film they want to see:
Kush Suggests films like: LUV,
Winnie, The Story of Lovers Rock, Think Like A Man or Django (list not definitive). But ultimately it’s the member’s/patron’s choice; choose what you want to see – we will screen the film nominated by the regular attendees of the Film Boutique:depending on the film selected we may hold a themed after-party or discussion-forum.

Members will also enjoy an hour of networking prior to film screenings, where they can meet like-minded professional people whilst having a drink in the bar. Young people with the aim of gaining a career in the UK media industries can also meet celebrity & established industry personnel and gain tips on career guidance. Members will also be treated to fantastic after-parties with celebrity and local DJ’s.

There will also be special screenings with forums/debates touching on issues like; Relationships, Civil Rights, History & Current Social Issues all done in a positive, constructed but light-hearted manner.

‘Audience Choice’ is where members vote for a film they want to watch from a number of listed films chosen by Kush plus 1 nominated film of their choice: the film with the most votes/recommendations will be selected as the “Audience Choice” for that month’s screening.

Other films to look out for Winnie (the new film about the life of Winnie Mandela), Better Must Come, The Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Baggage Claim (Jill Scott & others) & Black Nativity (Jennifer Hudson) + new & old classics along with great topical documentaries. All complimented by a range of quality short films from the UK and around the world along with live guest artiste performances.

The Film Boutique concept: A place where a select group of film lovers come together in perfect harmony to watch Exclusive & Premier mainstream film releases along with an excellent range of independent short & feature films in a pleasurable atmosphere with guest celebrity hosts, Q & A’s & Film Master Classes, once the films are finished it’s time to network & party amongst the film industry peers from the UK and the US until lock down!

Marlon Palmer director of Kush Promotions & PR Ltd is considered a champion amongst those working to create a platform for urban filmmakers and has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years to put black & the now wider market of urban films on the UK film industry map. He hopes the concept of the Film Boutique will encourage established film industry personnel to mentor young aspirants by relaying their career & life experiences therefore helping to develop & nurture new talent thus building continuity and unmoveable foundations in the British film Industry.

For further details & press materials please contact: Marlon Palmer at Kush Promotions.
Tel: 0203 070 3200 or 07961 977 749 / email: info@kushfilms.com

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The Film Boutique concept: A place where a select group of film lovers come together in perfect harmony to watch Exclusive & Premier mainstream film releases along with an excellent range of independent short & feature films in a pleasurable atmosphere with guest celebrity hosts, Q & A’s & Film Master Classes, once the films are finished it’s time to network & party amongst the film industry peers from the UK and the US until lock down! 

The “Film Boutique” is totally new & unique!

The “Film Boutique” is an elite bi-monthly film club where like-minded people come together to watch premier & exclusive mainstream films plus….

You Will Also Enjoy….

  • Feature Films
  • Short Films
  • Guest Hosts
  • Live Performances
  • DVD Give-aways
  • Discounted DVD Purchases
  • Celebrity Q&A’s
  • Networking
  • Great Parties
  • Audience Choice(you choose what film you want to watch?)

*All screening are charged at £8 with optional Annual Membership at only: £45

Optional Annual Membership: £45
(With nothing more to pay for the rest of the year)

 

BENEFITS:

  • A FREE glass of wine or a soft drink of your choice (courtesy of Kush)
  • Members allowed into screen first
  • Preferential Treatment at all Kush Events/Parties (Jump queues)
  • Members can take 1 guest or up to 2 children into screen when entering first
  • Kush Customer Services Support staff in Bar Area
  • Advance Notice of all Screenings and Events
  • Rewards for regular attendance
  • Exclusive ‘Kush Film Boutique’ Membership Card
  • Discount Scheme on a range of Home Entertainment DVD products (from Kush Online store)
  • Confectionery/Treats on tables in Members – VIP area
  • Exclusive Email Competitions & Free Give-aways
  • Free Gifts (DVDs, Give-aways / Merchandise/Services from Kush & other associates from time-to-time)

 

Why Wait?
Take Out Your “Film Boutique” Membership Now!


Purchase your membership from Kush: call 0203 070 3200 or 07961 977 749 or you can also purchase membership forms directly from ‘The UKCCA’ venue. (Once membership is  purchased all enquiries regarding membership should be made directly with Kush as we are the main point of contact for all membership enquiries).

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Kush Promotions Launches the
“Film Boutique” at @ UKCCA 7th June – Dec 2013

Breaking News: Kush Media Group subsidiary; Kush Promotions & PR the leading independent Marketing/PR & Exhibition/Distribution Company of urban films in the UK in association with “The UK Centre for Carnival Arts” is proud to present the launch of the all-new exclusive Kush “Film Boutique” starting on Friday 7th June 2013 with the UK Premier of the US film “The Last Fall”, there will be an after-film Q&A with American producer & celebrity photographer Scott Hebert.

The “Film Boutique” is a great new exhibition platform for national & international Independent urban filmmakers to have their films which either reflects urban culture or simply features acting leads from a minority background exhibited to new audiences.

This is a much needed platform that needs the support of all those that are interested in creating a more diverse UK film & TV industry. The theatrical release of urban films in UK cinemas is decreasing and young ethnic-minorities are not growing up seeing positive images of themselves within the media industries; Kush through initiatives like the Film Boutique aims to support a push for change thus creating sustainable opportunities for minorities already established or those aspiring to develop careers in the UK media industries. Support on an on-going basis will be sought from Government Creative Industries Agencies, the Press & other Media along with local University Media Departments and of course the local community.

Kush would also like all to assist in putting out the call for well-produced new independent short & feature films that could possibly be selected for screening at the Film Boutique!

The “Film Boutique” is an elite Film Club with a difference, where patrons will be some of the first to see new, classic & exclusive short & feature films from around the world on a bi-monthly basis with an emphasis on supporting local & international urban filmmakers. Patrons can also take out annual membership and enjoy great VIP treatment.

The Film Boutique consists of: Exclusive & Premier Films and Documentaries, Short Films by Local & International Indie Filmmakers, DVD Give-aways, Guest Celebrity Hosts, Q&A’s, Networking, Live Guest Performers and After-parties all in an Entertainingly Friendly & Professional Environment.

*All screening are charged at £8 with optional Annual Membership is only: £45

 

Film Boutique programme & dates for 2013:
(*Short films will be screened before all features & films could be subject to change at short notice due to many reasons, including a preference for other hot new films released throughout the year).

 

Fri 7th June: The Last Fall (12a) UK PREMIER
In America 78% of all NFL players are bankrupt, divorced or unemployed two years after retiring from the game. The average career of an NFL player is three and a half seasons. Harrowing statistics that shows that life as a professional athlete is not always what it seems. Written and directed by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, THE LAST FALL tells the story of Kyle Bishop, a journeyman professional football player who retires broke at age 25 with no idea what to do next with his life. Forced to move back home and reconnect with his loved ones, Bishop struggle’s to deal with life’s complexities after his professional career is over.

Starring: Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Obba Babatunde’, Harry Lennix, Keith David, Michael Moss, Yaani King, Ellis Williams, Sinorice Moss, Trisha Mann. Written and Directed By: Matthew A. Cherry / Produced by Scott Herbert.

* Hosts: Ms Erica Gordon, Kush CEO Marlon Palmer + Live Performance from AMAHRA + accompanying short film & Q&A with LA producer SCOTT HEBERT.


Fri Aug 2nd
: One Love & Ghett A’ Life (15) (Double-bill celebrating Jamaican Independence Day with after-party & reggae DJ).
Two classic Jamaican films; ‘One Love’ is an entertaining love story starring heart-throb  Idris Elba in one of his first feature films  alongside Ky-Mani Marley, Vas Blackwood & Cherine Anderson.

Ghett A’ Life is the smash –hit Jamaican film that stayed in Jamaican cinemas for 10-weeks straight. This film is a passionate, inspiring & positive tale of an aspiring young man who dreams of becoming a boxing champion and box for Jamaica, but to do this he must cross political inner city boundaries, defying his family greatly anger the local don. Ghett A Life is the new “Harder They Come”, an exciting & inspirational tale that celebrates the triumph of Spirit! Produced by ex-world boxing champion Lennox Lewis and directed by Chris Brownie of Third World Cop fame.


Fri Oct 4th 2013
: 42 (12) UK EXCLUSIVE
42 is the brand new 2013 autobiographical film based on the life, love & tribulations of America’s first black baseball player to break the colour line – legend Jackie Robinson!
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nichole Beharie, Harrison Ford & Alan Tudyk


Fri Dec 6th 2013
:“Audience Choice”
This is where members chose the film they want to see:
Kush Suggests films like: LUV, Winnie, The Story of Lovers Rock, Think Like A Man or Django (list not definitive). But ultimately it’s the member’s/patron’s choice; choose what you want to see – we will screen the film nominated by the regular attendees of the Film Boutique:  depending on the film selected we may hold a themed after-party or discussion-forum.

Other films to look out for: Winnie (the new film about the life of Winnie Mandela), Better Must Come, The Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Baggage Claim (Jill Scott & others) & Black Nativity (Jennifer Hudson) + new & old classics along with great topical documentaries. All complimented by a range of quality short films from the UK and around the world along with live guest artiste performances.

There will also be special screenings with forums/debates touching on issues like; Relationships, Civil Rights/History & Current Social Issues all done in a positive, constructed but light-hearted manner.


The Film Boutique concept:
A place where a select group of film lovers come together in perfect harmony to watch Exclusive & Premier mainstream film releases along with an excellent range of independent short & feature films in a pleasurable atmosphere with guest celebrity hosts, Q & A’s & Film Master Classes, once the films are finished it’s time to network & party amongst the film industry peers from the UK and the US until lock down!

Marlon Palmer director of Kush Promotions & PR Ltd is considered a champion amongst those working to create a platform for urban filmmakers and has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years to put black & the now wider market of urban films on the UK film industry map. He hopes the concept of the Film Boutique will encourage established film industry personnel to mentor young aspirants by relaying their career & life experiences therefore helping to develop & nurture new talent thus building continuity and unmoveable foundations in the British film Industry.

For further details & press materials please contact: Kush Promotions & PR.
Tel: 0203 070 3200 or 07961 977 749 / email:
info@kushfilms.com