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    Black World Launch 18
    Thu 2 June 2000hrs Watershed
    The bfi BlackWorld project kicks off in Bristol with a preview screening of Mario Van Peebles' Badaassss! followed by a launch after-party in Watershed’s Café/Bar from 2230hrs till 0100hrs featuring DJs Daddy G and John Stapleton (BlowPop). The Black World national programme will celebrate black creativity on the screen and related artforms. Over the summer months, there will be something for everyone with events ranging from film and TV seasons, DVD releases, debates, club nights to DJs and VJs. For the Black World programme and to sign up for regular email updates visit www.bfi.org.uk/blackworld
    This event has been organised in partnership with the bfi, Watershed and Chris Burton (Digital Traffic) with support from Venue Magazine and Vibe 101 Fm.
    Fee: £8.00 full / £6.00 concessions

    Baadasssss! 15
    Fri 10 – Thu 23 June Watershed
    Dir: Mario Van Peebles USA ‘03 1hr 48mins
    A richly entertaining re-telling of the making of Melvin Peebles’ ground-breaking 1971 hit ‘Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song’. His director/actor son Mario now plays the part of his own father: the maverick genius trying to overcome the hurdles that threatened to shut down production at every stage. Turned down by every major studio including Columbia, where he had a three-picture deal, Melvin was forced to basically self-finance his movie. Risking everything he had, he delivered to the world the first Black Ghetto hero on the big screen, sparking the birth of Blaxploitation cinema and providing the inspiration for generations of actors and filmmakers.
    Fee: £6.00 fulll / £4.00 concessions

    Full programme details are now available at http://www.watershed.co.uk
    Box Office: (0117) 927 5100
    Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

    I've got a couple of freebie tickets for the first local vultures who PM me...

    We know when a mate buys it for you too.
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