New York Film Festival

Queens Drive-In: Mangrove

Fri Sep 25 8:00 PM

The Film

Mangrove

Steve McQueen | UK | 126

In the late ’60s, Frank Crichlow, the Trinidad-born owner of a café in Notting Hill, London, increasingly found himself and his establishment the targets of white police intimidation and brutality. A meeting place for the local West Indian community as well as the area’s Black activists and intellectuals, the Mangrove restaurant was raided numerous times without any evidence of illegal activity; finally, the fed-up community took to the streets in protest, resulting in the arrests and violent treatment of several demonstrators. An epic piece of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, this vivid and gripping dramatization of these events and the resulting landmark 1970 trial of the defendants—who came to be known as the Mangrove Nine, and some of whom acted as their own counsel—is a stinging indictment of a system rotted by racism and a powerful portrait of resistance, passionately performed by a remarkable cast led by Shaun Parkes as Crichlow, Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LaCointe, and Malachi Kirby as Darcus Howe. An Amazon Studios release.

Event Details

Along with drive-in screenings, Mangrove will screen virtually on September 25 beginning at 8pm ET for a four-hour window. The film will also have a virtual encore from October 3 at 8pm ET to October 5 at 8pm ET. Get tickets here and here.

Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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