Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 300: Mon Oct 30

Rage (Aduaka, 1999): Ritzy Cinema, 6.30pm

This film is in the 'Lost Classics' strand in the Film Africa season. You can find all the detailsof the season by clicking here.

Time Out review:
'Tell me about your reality.' Rage (or Jamie to his mum) dreams of cutting a rap record with his friends Thomas (a DJ), and Godwin, a talented pianist. They're each struggling in their own way to grapple with questions of identity and race on the streets of south London. Rage, the most rebellious, is also walking a moral knife-edge, trying to help an elderly mentor out of his drug debts, but feeling the pressure to cross the law himself. Aduaka's independent, improvised feature isn't a smooth ride ('This ain't no Hollywood movie'), but it feels real, and it has something important to say about where young people are at right now. It's made with sincerity, but more than that, with integrity.
Tom Charity

Here (and above) is an extract.

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