Black History Month films for Brixton arts space

Clarence Williams III as undertaker Mr Simms in Tales From The Hood

Brixton Village’s new contemporary arts space is hosting weekly film screenings during October – Black History Month.

The space is on the first floor of Market Row, near its Coldharbour Lane entrance.

The Crossover series of feature-length films and shorts will showcase themes surrounding the African diaspora.

It will include work up by up-and-coming creatives, including Peckham-born Jenn Nkiru, artist and director of Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl video, South London based T A P E Collective, and Minute Shorts, a new streaming platform for filmmakers and film fans to showcase and celebrate the film short.

On 20 October, Tales From The Hood, Rusty Cundieff’s 1995 horror film with messages about issues like police brutality, racism, and domestic violence, executive produced by Spike Lee, will show at 7pm.

It sees a funeral director, Mr Simms (Clarence Williams III), trap three drug dealers on his premises – which turn out to be more than they expected – and tell them four tales of horror with an African American focus.

Starts 7pm, £5.

50% of ticket sales will go to Black Minds Matter.