Pretty Red Dress + Ty’rone Haughton Talk
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Director: Dionne Edwards
Cast: Alexandra Burke, Natey Jones, Temilola Olatunbosun
Duration: 180 mins
"★★★★ – big-hearted music drama dresses to impress" – Guardian
Released from prison on licence, Travis (Jones) is back home and reconnecting with his partner Candice (Burke), a singer with West End ambitions, and daughter Kenisha (Olatunbosun) who is facing trouble at school.
When Candice is called for a big audition, she sees a dress in a shop window that inspires her, and Travis dutifully does what he can to buy it for her. The dress’s appearance in their lives changes everything.
A thoughtful and warm exploration of masculinity, Blackness and family relationships.
This screening will be accompanied by a poetry reading and talk with Ty'rone Haughton, titled 'Pretty Sometimes: Perception and Permission', exploring the contexts and parameters of Black masculinity.
Ty'rone Haughton is a Jamaican born poet, author and former looked after child, whose poetry focuses on societal issues, identity and lived experiences. Ty’rone’s writing is distinct, it is gentle yet brutal in approach.
In 2022, Ty’rone founded a poetry organisation, Literati Arts, which offers high quality poetry projects. Literati Arts works with looked after children and care leavers, as well as the black community in Leicester. And in late 2022, Ty’rone’s debut poetry collection HOODS, was published by Verve Poetry Press.