19 September, 4.00pm
Sus (15) SPECIAL SCREENING & PANEL Q&A
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 www.black-history-month.co.uk, 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