The volunteer-run Broomhall Community Cinema is back! Based in the Broomhall Centre, the every-other-monthly cinema brings to the screen films chosen by members of the public. For January, it's overlooked 90s gem Set It Off.
After being pushed to the brink by economic hardship, unjust employers, and a corrupt system, four tight-knit friends in inner city Los Angeles are driven to bank robbery. Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberley Elise star as the bank-robbing foursome in search of a better life, forming an incredible quartet with magnetic on-screen chemistry.
Directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Straight Outta Compton), Set It Off was a critical and commercial hit on its initial release in 1996, thanks to pairing thrilling action sequences with a real social conscience. A high octane heist flick that engages seriously with classism, racism, and sexism in mid-90s America, Set It Off is an overlooked gem.
Every audience member will receive a free mini zine about the film, and following the screening there will be a brief “outro” talk about Set It Off.
Doors open 6:30pm, film stars 7:15pm. There'll be a small kiosk on the night selling drinks and snacks (cash only).
There are a limited number of free tickets available for each Broomhall Community Cinema screening – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to request one.