Film

The Caribbean Film Series: Pressure

 
 
Mon, Dec 5, 2016
  • 7:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 120min
FORMAT: 16mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Horace Ové | 1976

With Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau

The first dramatic feature film by a black director in Great Britain, Trinidad-born Horace Ové’s Pressure traces the tensions between first and second generation Caribbean immigrants living in the Notting Hill area of London. English-born Tony, an unemployed black teenager, attempts to find his way in society, but is consistently thwarted by systematic racism. Alienated and disillusioned, Tony ends up drifting into the company of other idle young black Brits. Pressure captures a pivotal perspective on the 1970s British black experience, mirroring issues of misrepresentation and race relations still present today.   

This screening is part of The Caribbean Film Series, which presents feature films made by Caribbean filmmakers that highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors.  For more information visit the Caribbean Film Academy website.