“If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.”Jamaican Proverb
Hey MMT Fam! We’re giving away tickets for a socially-distanced drive-in experience this Wednesday, courtesy of Amazon who’s presenting MANGROVE, the first film in the SMALL AXE anthology from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen.
Here’s the synopsis: “Small Axe” is a collection of five original films by Steve McQueen set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London’s West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination. A new film will be available to stream every Friday from Nov 20 to Dec 18.
The first film in the series, “Mangrove,” stars Shaun Parkes, Letitia Wright, and Malachi Kirby.
The drive-in screening for the film will take place this Wednesday (November 18th) 7:30 PM at various locations – locally will be Shankweiler’s Drive-In in Orefield (about an hour from the city of Philadelphia, near Allentown). Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to find locations and register.
You can find additional info about “Mangrove,” and the other films in the series, at the official website here.
Good luck, wear your masks, be safe and ENJOY!
Until next thought, Thomasena