“I dedicate these films to George Floyd, and all the other Black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere. ‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ Black lives matter.” – Steve McQueen
All screenings of Steve McQueen‘s Small Axe anthology at the 58th New York Film Festival are dedicated to George Floyd. In recognition of current events, the injustice of the Breonna Taylor ruling, and the courageous efforts of protestors around the globe, all remaining tickets to the 8:00pm screening of Mangrove at the Queens Drive-In tomorrow, Friday September 25th, will be free as a way to bring the community together. Mangrove is an impassioned depiction of a community’s resistance to racism and police brutality and a powerful piece of McQueen’s Small Axe anthology.
Click here to reserve your free ticket. This offer ends at 3:00pm ET on Friday, September 25. As a courtesy to others, please only claim a ticket if you are confirmed to attend.
In lieu of a ticket fee, we encourage you to donate any amount you are comfortable with to the below funds or a fund of your choice.
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- Louisville Community Bail Fund
- Loveland Foundation
- Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Campaign Zero
- Black Visions Collective
This screening will take place at the Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th Street Corona, NY 11368). Learn more here. Please note: only one ticket required per car. We recommend arriving by 7:15pm ET. No walk-ups allowed and no refunds for previously purchased tickets.
In the late ’60s, Frank Crichlow, the Trinidad-born owner of a café in Notting Hill, London, increasingly found himself and his establishment the targets of white police intimidation and brutality. A meeting place for the local West Indian community as well as the area’s Black activists and intellectuals, the Mangrove restaurant was raided numerous times without any evidence of illegal activity; finally, the fed-up community took to the streets in protest, resulting in the arrests and violent treatment of several demonstrators. An epic piece of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, this vivid and gripping dramatization of these events and the resulting landmark 1970 trial of the defendants—who came to be known as the Mangrove Nine, and some of whom acted as their own counsel—is a stinging indictment of a system rotted by racism and a powerful portrait of resistance, passionately performed by a remarkable cast led by Shaun Parkes as Crichlow, Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LaCointe, and Malachi Kirby as Darcus Howe. An Amazon Studios release.