SUS (2010) - URBAN SCREEN Special Screening

May 5, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) By Sarah Sinclair, Urban Screen Co-ordinator:

Election fever is now heating up, and we are only a day away from casting our vote in what could be the most important election of the century. Just make sure you are fully aware of the policies, aptitude and ambitions of the one you put the 'X' next to.

Urban Screen is joining the election atmosphere, by holding a special screening of new feature film SUS -an intense political drama about a man held under arrest on election night in 1979. The screening will be held at The Albany on Wednesday, 19th May at 7pm. This will be accampanied by a panel discussion with cast from the film, including lead actor Clint Dyer, and political representatives to be confirmed.

SUS is based on a true story, and adapted from the play of the same name. It was written by Barrie Keeffe, renowned for The Long Good Friday, this film features strong storylines and stunning performances. It is an important film to see as we proceed into different political territory.

Tickets are priced at £8 and can be booked directly on The Albany-SUS & Panel Discussion Or call 020 8692 4446.

For those of you who don't know, SUS is a 1970's law which enabled a police officer to stop and search any person on the basis of suspicion or 'sus' alone. It was, of course, open to gross misuse, which resulted in the race riots of the 1980's. It must be noted that David Cameron announced in January 2008 that if elected he would seek to return the SUS law.

This film recaptures the political and social mood of the times. It is election night 1979, setting a police interview room. Delroy's pregnant wife has been found dead in a pool of blood and he is brought in as the chief suspect. He is interrogated by D.S.Karn, a witty, psychotic racist and his violent sidekick D.C. Wilby. Both high on the prospect of a Conservative landslide victory, they try to lure him into a quick confession. Callous humiliation gives way to violence and a devastating conclusion.

It is a scenario that could become common in Britain again. Our screening and panel discussion will give you an opportunity to watch an important film and to voice your concerns.

A trailer and more information can be seen on The Screen Biz

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sus (film)SUS - Written by Barrie Keeffe, Directed by Robert Heath and starring Clint Dyer, Ralph Brown & Rafe Spall

Barrie Keeffe is a British playwright and screenwriter. He was born in the East End and educated at the East Ham Grammer School. He was an actor with the National Youth Theatre, and worked as a journalist, while he was establishing himself as a dramatist. His first substantial success was Gimme Shelter (1975), a dramatic trilogy about deprived, alienated working-class youth. He has written many works for film, television and theatre, including The Long Good Friday.

clint dyerCLINT DYER

Clint Dyer has acted for 20 years in film, TV and theatre. He has starred in films such as The Trail, Cherps, Mr.Inbetween, TV such as Trial & Retribution, Lock Stock and Prime Suspect. He has recently been filming Warner Bros film, Unknown White Male. His performance in SUS is spellbinding, he manages to deliver the banter of a black man in 1970s London and the pain of being abused by the police with convincing brilliance. Surely of award winning calibre.

ralph brownRALPH BROWN

Ralph Brown has had many varied roles in films such as The Crying Game, Withnail & I, Buster, Amistad, and most recently The Boat That Rocked and now SUS.

rafe spallRAFE SPALL

Rafe Spall started his career at the National Youth Theatre and has appeared in films such as The Calcium Kid, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Green Street.