Pretty Red Dress + Ty’rone Haughton Talk 15

Sat 17 Jun, 7pm | Pay What You Can
★★★★ – Guardian

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Director: Dionne Edwards

Cast: Alexandra Burke, Natey Jones, Temilola Olatunbosun

Year: 2022

Duration: 180 mins

Certificate: 15

"★★★★ – 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.

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