Screenings

Window Horses

Continuing our season of screening films that explore culture, identity and heritage, T A P E's September showing dives into the world of animation.

In this curious and charming animated feature, young Canadian poet, Rosie Ming (voiced by Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh), is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Iran. With this opportunity to experience temporary freedom from her over-protective Chinese grandparents and assert some independence she finds herself in Iran, in the company of poets and Persians, all who tell her stories that force her to confront her past; the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. It’s about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.

In the spirit of Rosie Ming's creative pursuit, this event will also feature live poetry performances.

SCREENING ON SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

12PM: Doors open and live poetry
12.30PM: Screening begins
Tickets: £5

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-collective-presents-window-horses


Bruk Out!

For the past months, T A P E has been focused on screening films which in some way explore culture, identity and heritage. Our August film is as bold as it is energetic and just in time for Carnival season, putting a spotlight on the Jamaican Dancehall culture as it brings together dancers and enthusiasts from around the world - Japan, Italy, America, Poland, Spain, and of course, Jamaica.

Bruk Out! follows six Dancehalll Queens, powerhouses at the heart of this global phenomenon, as they prepare to battle it out in Montego Bay for the dancehall world's greatest trophy. Not only does this documentary present an intimate insight into the serious graft of this dynamic world, it also uncovers more personal struggles including body image, poverty and being criticised for hyper-sexual dancing seen by some as lewd but which they feel is empowering.

This directorial debut from Cori McKenna, which recently screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, celebrates music, Caribbean and international culture, and its leading ladies all at once.

Following the screening, in a warm up to carnival weekend, get set to wine ya waist with D’Vo and Shaun Sky on the decks playing the best in old and new dancehall music.

SCREENING ON WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

7PM: Doors open
7.30PM: Screening begins
9PM-Midnight: Dancehall Party
Tickets: £7 advance, £8 on door, £5 party only

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/tape-presents-bruk-out-dancehall-after-party


My Brother The Devil

Continuing our season of screening films exploring culture, identity & heritage, T A P E's July screening unveils the perils and prejudices faced by two British-Arab brothers growing up on the streets of Hackney.

In My Brother The Devil, Rashid works as a low-level drug dealer before deciding to get out, turning instead to lawful and creative outlets. However, this realisation comes too late for his younger brother Mo who, in a bid to emulate Rashid, is drawn into the gang culture his brother is so desperate for him to avoid.  For the first time, the two brothers find themselves at odds, fuelled by their incompatible desires - Mo tempted by what he sees as a glamorous, rebellious lifestyle and Rashid wanting to protect his brother from these mistakes. It’s not long before these two conflicting paths threaten to cause tragic devastation for both.

This award-winning debut from director Sally El Hosaini received rave reviews at BFI London Film Festival, Sundance and Berlinale, for its accomplished and unconventional portrayal of class, ethnicity, sexuality and coming-of-age.​

SCREENING ON TUESDAY 25TH JULY 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

7PM: Doors open
7.30PM: Performance by Men In Bloom
8PM: Screening begins
Tickets: £5

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-presents-my-brother-the-devil

Free ticket giveaway (subject to availability): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t-a-p-e-presents-my-brother-the-devil-tickets-36202278991


Morris From America

T A P E is currently focused on screening films that explore culture, identity & heritage, and Morris From America is next up in their programme. This comedic coming-of-age story follows 13-year-old Morris Gentry - an African American teen who aspires to be the next Notorious B.I.G. - after he and his father move to Germany and he finds himself in a place where no one looks like him or shares his musical tastes. Over time, Mo deals with a variety of things that challenge his young spirit including navigating a new culture, his relationship with his father, and a budding romance as he falls for cool, rebellious 15-year-old Katrin. Morris From America screened as part of the Dramatic Competition section at Sundance Film Festival, winning two awards.

This screening is in collaboration with The New Black Film Collective, a nationwide network of film exhibitors, educators and programmers of Black representation on screen.
Naturally… you can expect hip-hop tunes to follow this screening, including a bit of karaoke to get your inner-Morris going.

SCREENING ON TUESDAY 27TH JUNE 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

7PM: Doors open
7.30PM: Screening begins
9PM: Hip hop karaoke
Tickets: £5

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-presents-morris-from-america

Free ticket giveaway (subject to availability): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/t-a-p-e-presents-morris-from-america-free-ticket-promo-tickets-35303078458


Becoming Zlatan

For the next six months T A P E will be screening films which explore culture, identity and heritage. This month we present an intimate and engrossing look into the formative years of one of football’s greatest ever players - Swedish talisman, Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Perhaps one of the game's most polarising stars, Zlatan has been lauded for his goals and criticised for his violent outbursts, but his story is also a truly international and surprisingly humble tale. Directors Fredrik Gertten and Magnus Gertten take us through the early years of this child of Bosnian, Muslim and Catholic immigrants on an estate in Malmo and onto his time at Juventus where the true rise to fame and fortune took flight.

With access to an impressive amount of archive footage, this film creates a poignant narrative and by the end you may be no less divided in your feelings towards him but you’ll have a colourful sense of someone who has always struggled to balance the line between governing and being governed, and what it takes to leave home and become a trademark. An everyman tale of a man who has always had a point to prove but never forgotten where he came from.

Massive Arms will be on the decks, working his way through Zlatan's "Mental Muscle" (official) playlist (Jay Z / LL Cool J / Eminem / Swedish Rap / Aswad?! - LEGEND), as well as all those similar motivational hip hop anthems. Gon' make chu sweat.

SCREENING ON TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

7PM: Doors open
7.30PM: Screening begins
9PM: DJ set by Massive Arms
Tickets: £8

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-presents-becoming-zlatan


T A P E x V Spot present Dinner and a Movie: Office Space

We are teaming up with the V Spot Supper Club to bring you a special evening of comedy & delicious plant-based food on Friday 19th of May. We'll be hosting a private screening of the American cult classic movie "Office Space" with a two course meal freshly cooked by V Spot.

Ticket price includes:
Popcorn
BBQ "pulled" sweet potato baps w/ baked vegetable chips
Fudge brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream

Water and soft drinks will be available on the evening, but please feel free to bring a beverage of your choice to enjoy during the film.

SCREENING ON FRIDAY 19TH MAY 2017 

Place: Space @ 61, 61 Cheltenham Road, London, SE15 3AF

07.30PM: Doors open
Tickets: £20

Tickets are non refundable, but they are transferrable.

Book: https://www.cookieandbiscuit.com/product-page/the-v-spot


Love Commandos

This month T A P E presents another up and coming documentary. Love Commandos follows a group of ordinary men challenging their country's outdated view on love and marriage by defending and rescuing women at risk of honour killings.

It tells the story of the turbulent socio-political climate in India, where falling in love with the 'wrong' person may result in brutal punishment or death, and the immense struggles this guerrilla group of men and the couples they come across are up against.

After the film there will be a Q&A with director Miriam Lyons to explore background on the film & the experience of documenting this important issue, and Will Bose from the charity Karma Nirvana who will give a perspective on honour-based violence in the UK. Journalist/broadcaster/filmmaker Kieran Yates will chair the Q&A - join in the conversation.

SCREENING ON SUNDAY 23RD APRIL 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

12.00PM: Doors open
12.30PM: Screening begins
2.00PM: Q&A with director Miriam Lyons
Tickets: £8

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-presents-the-love-commandos-qanda


Gallery Launch: Vivé | A Showcase of Life by Munya Chidakwa

Photographer Munya Chidakwa intends to seek out the many definitions of the word Vivé. Using photography and design Munya documents our vibrant changing world and explores difference. This exhibition gives a glimpse of Munya’s travels around to the world, as he expresses life through a lens.

The opening evening will feature live music from singer Malunga, poetry reading from poet Jolade Olusanya and a moving images programme curated by T A P E collective.

OPENING NIGHT ON TUESDAY 4TH APRIL 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

7.30PM: Doors open
Exhibition continues in Upstairs venue: Tues 4th - 30th April
FREE ENTRY

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/vive-a-showcase-of-life-munya-launch


The Fits

This March, T A P E turns one year old, and our film of choice to ring in this milestone is Anna Rose Holmer's 'The Fits'. In this debut feature, shy tomboy Toni auditions to be part of the charismatic and captivating Lioness dance troupe. But when the Lioness girls start mysteriously fitting and fainting, Toni suddenly finds herself caught up in these curious events whilst grappling with her own sense of identity and belonging.

After this thrilling coming-of-age film, we've got a DJ booked so we can all grab a drink together and celebrate a year long anniversary of platforming awesome cult cinema and limited release greats.

SCREENING ON SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

3.30PM: Drinks at the bar/Upstairs
4.15PM: Screening begins
5.30PM: T A P E Anniversary party
Tickets: £8

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-the-fits-screening-anniv-party


Jackson

T A P E presents an exclusive first look of an award-winning documentary, Jackson by director Maisie Crow, which is being screened for only the second time in the UK (and for the first time in 2017).

A harrowing and thought-provoking documentary on the controversial topic of abortion, it follows the anti-abortion efforts in the USA's Deep South. The last remaining abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi exists in a social climate where the pro-life movement has made serious leaps in cultural, political and legal battles. For women in Mississippi who are seeking abortion services the stigma is rife, with those living in poverty and women of colour left particularly vulnerable.

Crow explores the hard truths of racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, as well as the struggle between two sides trying to either close or preserve this last clinic, putting everyday people at the heart of America's reproductive rights debate.

Before the screening there will be drinks and a short film shown, and afterwards a panel discussion - also open to the floor - on the issues explored particularly in the context of women's rights and the significance of docs in exploring these stories.

SCREENING ON SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

4PM: Drinks reception & short film
5PM: Screening begins
Tickets: £8

Panel includes: Eloise King (i-D, Vice, Women On Docs), Adelaide Lawson (Born n Bread), Jenn Nkiru (Film Director, Orange Soda Film Club) and hosted by Jemma Desai (BFI London Film Festival, I Am Dora)

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-presents-jackson-panel-discussion


T A P E x Girls On Film present Honeytrap

T A P E and Girls On Film are teaming up to bring you Honeytrap by Rebecca Johnson - the first UK urban drama film told from a woman's perspective. Set in Brixton it follows 15 year old Layla into a painful rite of passage balancing her own girlhood and the gang she feels she needs to belong to. Her quest for a re-imagined self and acceptance results in a cautionary tale inspired by real headline news. Johnson's debut feature had its world premiere at the London Film Festival in 2014 and Rebecca Johnson was nominated for Best British Newcomer by the BFI for her film exploring girls in a man's world.

Joining us on the day are Raw Materials - a Brixton based music organisation whose mission is to improve the lives of young people and their economic position, opportunities, progression and development, including mental and physical health issues.

SCREENING ON SUNDAY 22ND JANUARY 2017 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

4PM: Drinks reception with introduction by Raw Materials
5PM: Screening begins
7PM:  Stick around to dance and bring your bras for Outerglobe's Female DJ Relay, who are raising money and collecting bras for the charity "Bras Not Bombs"

Tickets: £8

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-and-girls-on-film-present-honeytrap/tickets/19543


Pootie Tang

This month, T A P E is treading new waters in bringing you a comedy film screening at Upstairs at the Ritzy.

Pootie Tang, the Louis C.K. cult classic starring Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Wanda Sykes and others, is a satire of the blaxploitation genre following an ice cool ladies man/recording artist who fights crime.

As that bizarre summary suggests, there's really no other comedy like it - both laugh out loud and completely ridiculous.

Brought to you by an unlikely choice of writer/director, everyone's favourite cynical comedian Louis C.K, this hilarious US feature was never released theatrically in the UK but leave it to T A P E to make sure this unmissable film is now coming your way.

Join us for a night full of discussions, great music & all-round alternative, cutting edge entertainment.

SCREENING ON TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST 2016 

Place: Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

7.30PM: Drinks & entry to Upstairs
8PM: Screening begins

Tickets: £4 / £3 concessions

Book: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/t-a-p-e-presents-pootie-tang


T A P E presents London Calling

T A P E is back with a programme of short films for the summer, all of which were produced through the London Calling scheme by Film London.

These 6 diverse and cutting-edge shorts have been nominated for BAFTA & Sundance accolades, and premiered at the BFI London Film Festival - so it's strictly only the good stuff.

This time round we've teamed up with a new venue, Cafe Del Marsh, a great cafe/bar in Waterloo with a covered outdoor screening area (perfect for a mild summer evening).

Entry is free but donations to our cinematic cause on the night are appreciated so we can plough money into our ambitious future screening plans.

Join us for drinks & cool short films next week!

SCREENING ON TUESDAY 26TH JULY 2016 

Place: Cafe Del Marsh, 44 Lower Marsh, SE1 7RG

7PM: Drinks & entry to outside screening area
8PM: Short films begin

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/215622888833383/


Carnival of Souls

T A P E is back at Lerryn's Cafe & Bar to continue our mission of screening cool underground films.

We're showing Herk Harvey's 'Carnival of Souls', which sees a woman become drawn to a mysterious carnival after she's involved in a terrible accident.

Originally undervalued when it was released, it eventually went on to gain a kind of underground cult staus. However, it was never distributed in the UK so we're throwing a little party with it as our main attraction.

There'll be popcorn, signature cocktails and other drinks on offer, plus great music playing at the bar before & after.

TICKETS ARE FREE but please book your place ahead of the day to guarantee your seat: http://bit.ly/1TbdJSR

SCREENING ON SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2016 

6PM: Arrive for drinks & popcorn
7.30PM: 'Carnival of Souls' begins
9PM: More drinks & music at the bar til late

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/243351192686826/


T A P E x Club Motte: Shorts & Storytelling

T A P E is teaming up with storytelling outfit, Club Motte, to show a series of diverse and brilliant short films before audience members tell stories based on a mystery theme which will be revealed on the night. The event is BYOB, and plenty of sangria & popcorn will be on tap. Come for Friday night drinks, shorts & stories!

SCREENING ON FRIDAY 6TH MAY 2016 

Bonnington Centre

11 Vauxhall Grove

SW8 1TD

Drinks: from 8PM

Films start: 8.30PM

Stories starts: 9.00PM

 FREE event

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013429525412480/


The Wild Party

The irresponsible Stella Ames (Clara Bow) spends her college career attending parties and having fun. However, when she ends up in the difficult class of the handsome, but stern, Professor Gil Gilmore (Fredrick March), she develops a crush on the man that could prove disastrous for both of them. (Rotten Tomatoes)

SCREENING ON FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2016 

Lerryn's Cafe & Bar

200 Rye Lane

SE15 4UR

Doors open: 5PM

Film starts: 5.30PM til late

Tickets: FREE http://bit.ly/1TYb91R

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532647820369215/


 

Personal Services I

Personal Services (1987)

Christine (Julie Walters) is a struggling single mother who reluctantly rents out rooms in her apartment to prostitutes to make ends meet. But when a financial jam forces her to sell her own body, Christine forsakes her reservations about her tenants. Soon, with help from veteran hooker Shirley (Shirley Stelfox), Christine transforms her apartment into a house of ill repute, her makeshift brothel servicing a passel of older male clients with decidedly kinky sexual appetites.