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Mon: Doors 7.00pm, Film at 7.45pm and ends at 9.05pm
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★★★★★ “lifts the lid on the genesis of the RAR movement and the result is
one of this year’s most engaging rock docs” Linda Marric, NME
★★★★ “inspiring story of how punk and reggae gave racism the finger in ’70s Britain” Time Out
★★★★ “smart, spirited” Simran Hans, The Observer
★★★★ “excellent brief documentary about a heroic grassroots political movement” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Rubika Shah’s award-winning and energising film charts a vital national protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell.
White Riot blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As co-founder Red Saunders explains: ‘We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika’.
The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced £7.50 / £6.50 / £5. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all our seating is in seating blocks 2 metres apart from other seating blocks, so capacity is much reduced. We advise you to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please try to select a seating block the same size as your group size.
Due to current coronavirus situation, we have revised our refund policy so you can request a ticket refund if you are ill or have concerns about coronavirus. We simply ask that you please contact the cinema by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest by 9am on the day of the screening giving your name and booking reference. Thank you!
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.