Black History Month film season returns

Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema will celebrate Black History Month for a second year with a season of films from black directors and artists from 8 – 30 October.

Six films will be screened at Letchworth’s iconic cinema showcasing the tremendous range of talented Black filmmakers both in front of and behind the camera. There will be a range of genres, from critically acclaimed documentaries to period dramas that celebrate Black culture and history.

A highlight of the film season will be The Cowfoot Prince documentary which will be screened on Saturday 8th October. The documentary follows Usifu Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean storyteller, on a journey from his adopted home in the UK back to the village of his birth. Accompanying the documentary will be a live performance from Usifu himself followed by a Q&A.

Venues Manager Jason Valentine said: “We are proud to host Broadway’s Black History Month Film Season for the second year. Film has the amazing ability to connect audiences and we have a range of powerful and provocative films that we hope enlighten audiences and immerse them in stories that have impacted our culture.

“We are particularly excited to be joined by Usifu Jalloh who is an electrifying storyteller, his live performance and remarkable documentary will be a very special event. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy one of the great movies on offer as part of the film season.”

The Black History Film Season will also feature two special Kids Club screenings including Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Space Jam: A New Legacy. Tickets for these films are just £1.75 each and are shown each weekend at 11:30am.

Find out more about Black History month via the official website.

Tickets for the films are available to book via the Broadway Cinema website