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.

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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