Reclaim the Frame: Been So Long plus Director Q&A


Reclaim the Frame: Been So Long plus Director Q&A

F Rated Film
Wednesday 7th November 2018

This is the fifth in a series of ongoing events that forms part of Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame project; a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to build a more balanced film future. We are proud to be a founder venue.

This is an exclusive theatrical one-off and your only chance to see this film on the big screen in our cinema and city.

Directed by Tinge Krishnan, adapted from Ché Walker’s hit stage play and retaining Arthur Darvill’s original songs, Been So Long is a contemporary musical set on the streets of London’s Camden Town. Krishnan shoots the streets bathed in neon and enriched with romantic possibilities. BAFTA® winner Michaela Coel lights up the big screen as dedicated and whip-smart single mum Simone whose encounter with the confident yet secretive lothario Raymond, played by The Pass star Arinzé Kene (reprising his role from the Young Vic theatre production, currently blazing a trail in his one-man hit show MISTY), has her head spinning.

This charismatic pair lead an all-singing and dancing ensemble populated by a wealth of homegrown talent. Ronke Adekoluejo steals scenes as Simone’s fearless best friend Yvonne, while the volatile Gil (George MacKay) has a score to settle at the bar owned by Barney (Luke Norris).

Other faces to note include Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) and Arsher Ali (The Ritual), with the eclectic soundtrack adding a soulful personality of its own.

The film is followed by a Q&A with director Tinge Krishnan, producers Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks, and hosted by the curators and agency-for-change Birds’ Eye View’s Mia Bays (producer of Oscar-winning and multi-BAFTA nominated films) and Jo Duncombe (BEV curator and creative producer Influencer Programme). Plus cast and other special guests TBC.

Following there’ll be music in the bar after showcasing songs from the film to shake a tail feather to - you’ll be ready for it.
A Film4/BFI Production, released by Netflix.

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 Wednesday 7th Nov 2018  7:00pm
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