Wednesday 30 November, 8pm at The Crypt, The Halls, Norwich
We are excited to present REVOLUTIONS, a programme of pop-up screenings of films that shine a light on some of the diverse creative and political voices that have challenged and transformed both music and society.
Join us for WHITE RIOT (15) plus an introduction and screening of a short archive film.
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.
Introducing the screening will be Professor George McKay from the University of East Anglia, who specialises in music counterculture, social movements and protest in music.
Tickets £6. Limited capacity available so book in advance below.
REVOLUTIONS is a partnership project with Creative Arts East, and is supported by Film Hub South East and the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
This screening will be held in The Crypt at The Halls, Norwich. One of the oldest spaces in The Halls complex, The Crypt – with its magnificent vaulted brick ceiling – dates back to 1307.
Doors and bar open from 8pm, introduction and screening starts at 8.30pm.