Wednesday 23rd October // Brother John (1971)

FPOriginal poster design // Monique Parlevliet
Prints // shop

When the enigmatic John Kane (Sidney Poitier) returns to his hometown in Alabama from a mysterious journey, he swiftly becomes a target for the state’s racist and corrupt police when he is accused of colluding with workers striking at the local industrial plant. But Kane has a higher purpose that goes far beyond small town politics and, dismayed by the discrimination, hatred and prejudice he sees all around him, prepares to deliver a fateful message…

James Goldstone // USA 1971 // 15 // 95mins

“A masterpiece of subtlety that places it high on the list of thoughtful science fiction pictures.”
Apocalypse Later

“Quite possibly the most depressing twist ending in movie history.”
Gizmodo

“A pinch of The Day the Earth Stood Still, a dash of Starman, and a little bit of The Man Who Fell to Earth.”
The Micheaux Mission

Where: The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, E9 6DA
When: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 // doors 6:45pm, film 7:00pm

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