Hailed as Britain’s first black feature film, Pressure (1976) dramatizes the tensions between three generations of a Trinidadian family living in West London's Ladbroke Grove. It tells the story of Tony, the family’s younger son who is unemployed, discriminated against and disillusioned. He rebels against his parent’s church-going conformity and follows his older brother into the Black Power movement. This hard hitting narrative has been described at "a gritty and dynamic study of a generation in crisis".
Ové has said: "What Pressure tried to do was to portray the experience of the Windrush generation, the kids who came with them and the kids born here."
This is being screened as part of London Throughout the Decades, a film season from the Genesis Cinema showcasing key London set films by black filmmakers.
£5.50, or free to Tower Hamlets residents
Supported by Tower Hamlets Council