SUS Laws – the movie

19 September, 4.00pm


Ritzy Cinema, Brixton

Based on Barrie Keeffe’s incendiary 1979 play, SUS is a claustrophobic thriller set around the time of Margaret Thatcher’s landslide election win. On the night of the election, two cops arrest a West-Indian man named Delroy on suspicion of a serious offence and take him in for questioning. Made all the more poignant by today’s changing socio-political climate, Heath’s film is a shocking indictment of past institutional ills that will resonate with contemporary audiences.

To honour Black History month the Ritzy will present a special screening of SUS followed by a panel discussion hosted by Mia Morris, founder of Black History 365 Magazine and, with the below participants, all of whom have been long time active residents of the Brixton community.

Mavis Best – Founder of the “Scrap SUS” campaign

Marsha Prescod – Solicitor and Lecturer at South Bank University, active during “Scrap SUS” campaign

Marcia Rigg-Samuel – Founder of “Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign”

Michael Groce – Sparked 1985 Brixton riot when his mother Cherry Groce was shot in the back