Generation Revolution

A story of resurgent grassroots activism, Generation Revolution is a stirring account of a new generation of black and brown activists in London. Focusing on The London Black Revolutionaries (Black Revs), R Movement and the Black Dissidents, Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless’ film is a first hand insight into what cooperative, politicised engagement in social change means to a generation of young Londoners, fighting for egalitarian ideals and against a discriminating society.

Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.

Part of Cutting East

Grind, The

A new web series delving into a twentysomething world, The Grind follows a group of young people as they seek to make their way in London’s creative scene. Nick, Sage, Avery, and Josh are using every connection they have in a bid to excel. Life and circumstances always lie in the way; but that doesn’t mean they’ll be giving up. That’s the nature of the grind, in this refreshingly realistic take on being young and getting by.

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from Genesis website here.

Part of Cutting East

After the screening, join us for the Party for The Grind. FREE, more info here.



A squad of unsuspecting cops plunge through a trapdoor – to a Hell created from their nightmares and darkest secrets – when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. A rare foray into genre cinema from Turkey, laced with unbearable tension, blood-soaked torture scenes and ominous symbolism. Featuring a cast of terrifically convincing actors, this debut from Can Evrenol is a trip into your own worst nightmare.

Tickets available on the Picturehouses website here.

Author: The JT Leroy Story

One of the greatest scandals ever to envelop the literary world, the unmasking of “it boy” author Jeremiah ‘Terminator’ Leroy by New York magazine in 2005 is the type of stranger than fiction story tailor-made for the movies. Hailed as a literary sensation for his tough prose and having overcome an abusive, drug addled childhood, LeRoy was revealed not to be the transgender child of a truck stop prostitute, but the invention of 40-year-old San Francisco phone-sex operator Laura Albert. And having drawn the devotion of the likes of Tom Waits, Gus Van Sant, Madonna and Winona Ryder, many of whom appear in the film on tape, there would be hell to pay when the truth came out. A fantastic account of the tallest of tales.opencity-logo

Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.

Screening in partnership with Open City.