To celebrate Grenada’s 40th year of independence we screened films at Grenada’s High Commission in West London – Kirani James documentary ‘Footprints’ dir. by Barry Collymore and ‘Project 2×1’ dir. by Hannah Roodman, a film looking at the Caribbean and Jewish communities in Crown Heights and one of the first films to be shot using Google Glass technology.
In collaboration with media platform ADTV, we held an intimate special preview of ‘Newlyweeds’ dir. by Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) at London’s Courthouse Hotel. The screening was followed by a conversation with the film’s producer, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, Wutang: An American Saga, Modern Love, The Good Wife)
To mark the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s iconic film ‘Do The Right Thing’ the:nulk collaborated with We Are Parable to host a screening of the film and ‘block party’ in Shoreditch, London.
Hosted as part of UAL’s ACS Film & Literature Festival, thenublk celebrated Women’s History Month by screening a series of short films created by Black Women Filmmakers including Cecile Emeke (Strolling, Insecure, Ackee & Saltfish), Sarah Diouf (founder of Tongoro), Jamila Glass (Dear White People, Love on a Sunday Afternoon), Waïki Harnais (I Know, Life of Hers), and Onysha D Collins (Wings).
It became a tradition to screen films at each of thenublk’s anniversaries as well as work in collaboration with platforms who shared our values of community and inclusivity. Films included Afterglow dir. Baff Akoto (Football Fables, Leave the Edges) with Black Travel platform Parlour, Diasporadical Trilogia dir. by Blitz the Ambassador (The Burial of Kojo, Black is King, The Color Purple), Dreams in Transit dir. by Karen Martinez with Island Girls Rock. We’ve also held screenings in NYC – Babylon dir. by Franco Rosso with Keisha Dutes founder of independent radio platform TK in the AM/Bondfire, and Masquerade dir. Dalton Narine with Caribbeing.
thenublk teamed up with Handson Family, jazz re:freshed, Think Cinematic, Caramel Film Club to host a series of events and a screening to mark the release of Marvel’s Black Panther film. The screening was held at Brixton’s Ritzt cinema and was followed by a theme party (with a special appearance from T’Challa himself!). We also curated curated visuals inspired by the film and Afro futurism.
We held an intimate screening of Raoul Peck’s Oscar nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro which explores the history of racism in the United States, through the reminisces of author James Baldwin about prominent Civil Rights leaders like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
The film was followed by a panel discussion with author Jendella Benson (Black Ballad, Hope & Glory), Dr Antoine Rogers (Black Out UK), Director Jenn Nkiru (Rebirth is Necessary, Black is King) and author Dean Atta (The Black Flamingo).
During the pandemic of 2020, we held a virtual watch party and IG Live for the release of ‘Uncorked’ which was hosted by journalist Patrice Peck (NY Times, Vogue, The Atlantic) along with the film’s director Prentice Penny (Insecure, Girlfriends), Sommelier Cha McCoy, Andrea K Castillo, founder of Cas Rum Beverages, and wine enthusiast/wirter Jean Wandimi of Wine and Food Review.
In 2020, a few months before the start of the pandemic, we hosted a preview screening of ‘Just Mercy’ at Warner House for an audience of the UK’s emerging filmmakers, creatives and voices in the world of law and social justice.