Pressure

With a screenplay written by Trinidadian writer, Samuel Selvon, “Pressure” follows three generations of a Trinidadian family living in West London’s Ladbroke Grove. Herbert Norville stars as the family’s youngest son, British born Tony, who grows more and more disillusioned as he faces unemployment. Alienated from his white friends, he follows his older brother into the Black Power Movement.

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Pressure (1976)

Feature (120mins) Narrative Drama

Region:

UK

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Horace Ové

Showtimes:

Sun 26 Sep 2021, ALL DAY *, Horace Ové Retrospective Free Screening

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Horace Ové

Born in Trinidad in 1939, Horace Ové has the distinction of being the first black filmmaker to direct a feature-length film in the United Kingdom (Pressure, 1975). His other films include Baldwin’s Nigger (1968), Reggae (1971) and Dream to Change the World (2003), a portrait of the late Trinidadian-born British activist John La Rose. Ové was awarded a CBE, Commander of the British Empire, in 2007.

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