Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month in the UK, the Showroom have partnered with Melanin Festival to bring you a diverse collection of film, documentary, art and workshops celebrating Black culture across the UK and to the far-reaching corners of the world. Explore insightful, intriguing and powerful stories of Black people from all walks of life, including rare films unreleased in the UK, archive footage and special screenings for children and families.

Upcoming films & events

dope
Dope (15)
Laced with witty nods to pop-culture, Dope follows three LA teens graduating senior year.The enigmatic Nakia has caught Malcolm’s eye, but his affiliations with her lead the group on whirlwind of comedy misadventures.
  • Tue 3 Oct
  • 18.15
Britain on Film: Black Britain
Britain on Film: Black Britain (12A)
The third programme from Britain on Film on Tour explores the vital history of Black Britain throughout the 20th century.
  • Thu 5 Oct
  • 18.15
the queen of katweF-Rated
The Queen of Katwe (PG)
Newcomer Madina Nalwanga plays a young girl from rural Uganda who is stuck in the shantytown of Katwe. She sees no way out until she discovers her talent for playing chess.
  • Sat 7 Oct
  • 13.00
PariahTriple F-Rated
Pariah
17 year-old Alike quietly but surely embraces her identity as a lesbian. Growing up in Brooklyn, as a straight-A student and talented poet, she is comfortable with who she is, but faces the difficulty of encouraging her family’s acceptance.
  • Sun 8 Oct
  • 18.15
Princess and the FrogF-Rated
The Princess and the Frog (U)
Beautiful Tiana and a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again share a fateful kiss that leads them on quite an adventure.
  • Sat 14 Oct
  • 13.00
Moana 3F-Rated
Moana (PG)
A stunning musical fantasy adventure from Disney following a young girl, Moana, as she tries to save her people. She sets sail with a legendary demigod, Maui, who guides her in journey across the Pacific to find a mystic island.
  • Sat 21 Oct
  • 13.00
  • Sun 22 Oct
  • 13.00
grace jonesTriple F-Rated
Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends (15)
Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film.
  • Wed 25 Oct
  • 19.00
Akeelah and the BeeF-Rated
Akeelah & The Bee (12A)
Akeelah is a charming but insecure 11-year-old girl from gang-ridden South Central LA who discovers an unusual talent for spelling.
  • Sat 28 Oct
  • 13.00
Maya Angelou And Still I RiseTriple F-Rated
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (18)
An icon of American politics and culture, Maya Angelou was an inspiring writer poet, actress and activist whose life spanned some of the most pivotal moments in the 20th century.
  • Mon 30 Oct
  • 18.15

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