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Race the Jesse Owens story out Now & at Film Boutique 21 June

You can catch ‘Race’ in cinemas from the 3rd June and we have organised a special Kush screening at the Kush Film Boutique on Tuesday 21st June (see our ‘Events‘ page here for more details)

 

Altitude Film Entertainment Presents

CELEBRATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF JESSE OWENS BECOMING THE SURPRISE STAR OF THE BERLIN 1936 OLYMPICS

 

RACE-QUAD

STARRING STEPHAN JAMES, JASON SUDEIKIS AND JEREMY IRONS
RELEASES IN UK CINEMAS ON JUNE 3RD

Stephen Hopkins’ Race, which follows black athlete Jesse Owens’ meteoric rise to become a four-time Olympic gold medallist at the 1936 games in Nazi Germany, will release in UK cinemas on Friday, June 3rd.

In 1936 the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany.  Organised by the ruling Nazi-Party, the games were intended to showcase Hitler’s vision of the supremacy of the Aryan race.  That Nazi dream was shattered by a black American athlete named Jesse Owens.

Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, a man that the New York Times called “the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history.”  Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, friendship and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

Directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), Race stars Stephan James (Selma) as Jesse Owens and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses) and also features Academy Award-winners Jeremy Irons and William Hurt as well as Carice Van Houten (Game of Thrones). Made with the cooperation of the Jesse Owens Foundation as well as the Owens family, Race was written by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel (Frankie & Alice).

Hamish Moseley, Altitude Film Entertainment’s Head of Distribution says, “We’re proud to be bringing Race and Jesse Owens’ incredible story to the UK. With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, and the 80th anniversary of Owens’ success, it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate such an icon on the big screen.”

See Race on Tues 21st June at the Kush Film Boutique @ Regent Street Cinema, London, W1B 2UW


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Brash Young Turks & Race @ The Film Boutique: June 2016

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I hope you have your tickets for the great line-up of films we have coming up in June at the UK’s No.1 and longest running exhibition platform of urban/black films.

This May we celebrated 18 years of leading the way in creating a platform for black filmmakers. Over the last 18 years we have worked on over 200+ films and organised marketing and PR campaigns for major film releases like: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Crash, Freedomland, Ong Bak, Red Tails, The Story of Lovers Rock, Ghett A’ Life, The Butler, Black Nativity, 12 Years A Slave, Half of a Yellow Sun, Starred Up, Fruitvale Station, The Maze Runner, Gone Too Far, Selma, Chris Rock’s Top Five and many other home entertainment titles.

Yep it was us, that set the path for others to follow in the field of film exhibition of urban/black films, but none other has done what we have done by moving into the mainstream and getting paid by mainstream films distributors to screen and market the very said films we choose to champion on our own at the outset of our long journey.

We all owe Kush CEO Marlon Palmer a debt of gratitude, for his vision and tenacity in realising this dream, a dream he still continues to fight for today; as not a lot has changed since 1998.

We could not have got where we are today without our supporters and we salute them for their long-standing support and the friendships we have built up over the years!

So right; what do we have for you in June, well we have a new British urban action-drama by filmmaker Naeem Mahmood and following the film ‘Race‘ which is the epic story of athletics NAEEM-MAHMOOD-DIRECTORlegend Jesse Owens who single-handedly slapped down the delusional dictator & mass-murderer Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics (see here for more info on Race).

Make sure you get your tickets and come on down and support these great films with your ‘bum‘ on a seat at the lovely Regent Street Cinema, the heart of film land London.

Tickets to all screenings is £15 (students: £11)
BOOK HERE: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/brash-young-turks/

Also see here for trailers etc & more info:
http://www.kushfilms.com/events/the-kush-film-boutique-april-june-2016/


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June 2016 at the Kush Film Boutique

We present a special exclusive screening of the new hyper-stylized action-drama that appeals to all with the story revolving around a tale of friendship, love and adulthood.

Brash Young Turks which will be attended by the director Naeem Mahmood, writer Paul Danquah and stars Paul Chiedozie and Melissa Latouche.


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BOOK HERE: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/brash-young-turks/

Special Guest Performance by hot new artiste
Dere-Marie
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Our home for all screenings:
The Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street,
London, W1B 2UW
Tel: 0207 911 5050


 

 

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