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HERO screenings commence during Windrush celebrations

Coinciding with the 71st anniversary of the Empire Windrush landing, the biopic ‘HERO’ will begin its run of UK screenings in Brixton, London on 22 June.
The biopic, inspired by the extraordinary life and times of Trinidadian war veteran, Ulric Cross, will be shown across London in June to coincide with the Windrush celebrations taking place. Nation-wide screenings will follow in July.

Produced by former UK resident, Frances-Anne Solomon, HERO focuses on Cross, a trailblazer who made his mark on history as a Navigator of fighter planes in World War II. He went on to become one of the RAF’s most decorated West Indian Airmen and became a central figure in the independence struggles of both Africa and the Caribbean.

All UK screenings, held in conjunction with community partners including the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), Fairweather Productions and GeeStor Productions Ltd, will be supported by celebrities from the media, theatre and cinemas.
Arike Oke, Director of the BCA, said: “For me it’s a story about becoming who you are, not who society says you are, and about understanding how each individual can influence the course of history and society. It’s an important story for all generations and one that BCA wants to uncover and celebrate”
HERO received rave reviews at its recent premiere at BFI Southbank. Tony Fairweather, of Fairweather Productions explained why he felt it is was important:
“Mr Ulric Cross story hit me on so many levels.  Here was a humble man who made a difference in the world. A lost piece of Caribbean history that all nations need to see.”

LONDON SCREENINGS

Saturday, 22 June 2019 | 18:00 hrs – BOOK NOW
Picture House, Ritzy, Brixton  – Co-presented with Black Cultural Archives /TT High Commission

Sunday, 23 June 2019 | 17:00 hrs – BOOK NOW
Picture House, West Norwood  Co-presented with Fairweather Productions

Monday, 24 June 2019 | 20:00 hrs – BOOK NOW
Picture House, Stratford East  Co-Presented with Rudolph Walker Foundation | GEE STOR Productions

Thursday, 27 June 2019 | early evening (tbc) – DETAILS
Peckham Plex

Friday, 28 June 2019 | early evening (tbc) – BOOK NOW
Rio, Dalston – Co-presented with Kush Films

Sunday, 30 June 2019 | 17:00 hrs – BOOK NOW
Picture House, Hackney – Co-presented with New Black Film Collective

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