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10 May 2024 - 10 May 2024

Up North, Down South presented by Creative Minds

Price: £5

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Friday 10th May, 7.15 – 10.30pm at the Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough

As part of the British Urban Film Festival’s continued coverage in West Yorkshire, BU Film Fest CIC launches a new programme at Dean Clough.

Supported by Creative Minds – a charity hosted by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – BU Film Fest CIC will screen 2 short films (with an emphasis on mental health) followed by a short discussion about the issues raised.

Selected titles include ‘The Saddest People Have The Brightest Smile’ (commissioned by Suicide Prevention West Yorkshire) and ‘Real Time Talk’ – a beautifully shot film exploring social and disability issues for young people (directed by Geoff Brokate).

This will be followed by the headline feature film Mapantsula (directed by Oliver Schmitz), a South African crime drama which was the opening night official selection at BUFF 2023 in Leeds last October.

During demonstrations in apartheid-era South Africa, police arrest not only activists but also Panic, a “mapantsula” or petty gangster. While a cop tries to get him to make incriminating statements, we learn in flashbacks how Panic got caught up in the township riots. Panic is only interested in partying, alcohol, and his girlfriend Pat, and stays away from the protests against exorbitant rents. But then Pat, who loses her job as a house maid because of him, cuts Panic loose, and his landlady’s son is taken away by the police.

The event will be hosted on site at Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough by veteran film aficianado and BUFF founder, Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE.

Get tickets for£5 per person (2-for-1 tickets are on sale too). Free tickets are available to people who use South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust services, carers, unemployed and local (Calderdale) residents.

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