The British Urban Film Festival has arrived in God’s own country – Yorkshire! The weekday schedule for BUFF 2023 comes from Halifax with 48 films across 4 nights with 2 slots on each night. Supported by Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
BUFF strand 11 : The Abuse Must End (Rea’s Men / I See Her / By Any Other Name / Leaving Yellowstone / The Nightingale followed by Q&A).
Tuesday 17th October, 8.20 – 10.50pm
Rea’s Men (Director: Aaron James Robertson)
Starring Josette Simon OBE (Small Axe, Anatomy of a Scandal), Gavin Dunn (The Peripheral) & Joshua Jay (PRU). Rea’s Men is a psychological thriller exploring a fictional Jamaican folk tale, based around the spirit of a Windrush passenger and her everlasting presence over the young black men of today.
I See Her (Director: Sukki Menon)
A woman trapped in a forced marriage experiences an alternate future in which a neighbour helps her out of her situation, only to realise none of it will exist without the awareness and understanding of strangers, and access to the resources she’ll need to be free.
By any other name (DIrector: Daniel Deville)
Within the chilling underworld of sex-trafficking, the heart-wrenching bond between two sisters unfolds. One sister, ensnared in the shadows of exploitation, fights for her very survival, while the other, a determined working-class mother, wages a relentless battle against insurmountable odds to bring her sister home.
Leaving Yellowstone (Director: Kayla Arend)
What starts as a romantic trip in the wilderness, turns ugly as Tessa fights for her life in the winter of Yellowstone National Park.
The Nightingale (Director: Robbi Stevens)
Set in London and inspired by real-life events, The Nightingale follows Grace, a second-year university student, on her reckless and dangerous path through the different stages of PTSD. With unflinching honesty, the film explores the lasting impact of sexual assault and the courage it takes to overcome it.
followed by Q&A after all 5 films.
Vue Halifax has wheelchair access throughout the venue and in all screens. The venue is accessed through two sets of double doors – one is automatic. All screens are on one floor with access by stairs and lift.