URBAN SCREEN to host screening of DEAD MAN RUNNING + Q&A with Tamer Hassan & Ashley Walters

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By Sarah Sinclair: Urban Screen's next fabulous sreening will be on 7 April at the Albany, with the gritty British crime drama DEAD MAN RUNNING. There is a huge cast of British talent including Danny Dyer, Ashley Walters, Tamer Hassan, Brenda Blethyn, Omid Djalili plus US rapper 50 Cent. Tamer Hassan and Ashley Walters will be coming for the Q&A, which will be exciting as they are huge personalities and both originate from South East London. Also showing will be short films TOP GIRL by Rebecca Johnson, from Brixton, is award winning, and is presently developing her first feature film with the help of the UK Film Council. She has been through many stages of the film making process and will be available for the Q&A. Also showing will be short film WE'RE NOT BLOOD which was directed by Ahmet Husseyin through the Eastern Edge Film Fund. It will be an exciting, informative and inspiring evening. Tickets are £5 and can be booked directly with this link http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/454/Film/Dead-Man-Running. You can also call 020 8692 4446. Last week we screened the fabulous film LOOKING FOR ERIC, directed by Ken Loach. We were honoured to have Ken take part in a Q&A in deepest darkest Deptford. The event was sold out with a line of people still wanting to get in, such is the popularity of Ken Loach. The atmosphere was electric, and even Ken did not want to go home. He stands for many qualities that are lacking today; political conviction, a devotion to social causes, attention to quality, anti celebrity culture - that it was enlightening to see how admired he was and how the audience hung on his every word. The uncut version of the Q&A can be seen here; www.thescreen.biz/screen.php?sid=157. LOOKING FOR ERIC is a brilliantly funny movie and everyone should see it. DVD copies can be purchased via the link below. Later this month, on April 13 at the Lexi Cinema, we will be screening award winning feature EVE, directed by Jack Davies and starring Jaime Winstone, Joel Beckett, Jeff Mash and Jo-Anne Nighy. Filmed in Notting Hill it is a must see film for anyone in that area. And in May we will be showing preview screenings of political drama SUS, and the new Noel Clarke film

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"DEAD MAN RUNNING"- Directed by Alex de Rakoff

When the recession is hitting the criminal world as hard as it is hitting Wall Street, New York gangster and loan shark, Mr.Thigo (50 Cent) arrives in London to make an example out of one of his late payers. Already struggling financially, reformed ex-con Nick (Hassan) is given exactly 24 hours to come up with the £100,000 left on his bill or he is a DEAD MAN RUNNING. As a guarantee, Thigo's men hold Nick's wheelchair-bound mum (Brenda Blethyn) hostage, leaving him no choice but to comply. Enlisting the help of his best mate, Bing (Dyer), the boys embark on a frantic race against the clock. Their mission takes them from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of Manchester as they try every trick and scam in the book to get the cash before its too late.

“TOP GIRL”- Directed by Rebecca Johnson

A truthful, tender and brutally comic story about girls growing up in a man's world.

"WE'RE NOT BLOOD"- Directed by Ahmet Husseyin

Two adopted brothers, Joe and Reese always had strong brotherly ties but took different paths in life. Joe a reformed man released from prison returns to London to protect his younger brother now in danger from his old underworld life. Upon his arrival, he discovers that Reese has now become a part of this world.

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