Outburst Festival- OUTITUDE
Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm

Black Box
Saturday 17th Nov
£5 / more if less if

Director: Sonya Mulligan 2018 Ireland 88 mins 14+

Produced by an all-female, all-queer team, Outitude is a heartfelt documentary that attempts to get to the core of what it means to be lesbian in Ireland – exploring what defines us, what connects us, and what our commonalities and differences are.
We presented a short teaser from the film last year and are delighted to share the final film with you this year.

Dublin based filmmaker Sonya Mulligan and producer Ger Moane conducted numerous interviews and group discussions throughout Ireland, north and south, with members of the LGBTQI+ community of all ages and walks of life. The resulting grassroots film delves into the lives of rural and urban lesbians, self-professed bar dykes and queer and curious women, exploring our histories, experiences and hopes for the future. Familiar faces such as poet Mary Dorcey, journalists Nell McCafferty and Una Mullally and Irish Minister Katherine Zappone join a host of community activists, writers and dykes-about-town in this moving, insightful and often very funny gem of a film that’s long been needed in capturing lesbian experience across the generations.

Sonya, Ger and some of the film’s participants will join us after the film for a Q&A.

Outitude premiered at GAZE film festival and won the Audience Award 2018.
Presented in partnership with Gaze International LGBT Film Festival Dublin.

‘Selected tickets will have a standard ticket price which is recommended. There will be an option to pay MORE IF you can pay a bit extra to help those people pay LESS IF they don’t have it. Pay what you can at the door for LESS IF option- first come first serve with this option.’

Troubled-Time and Place
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday 18th November – Time and Place
3pm // Black Box Green Room // £4
Archive films about specific times and places, including Derry~Londonderry in the early 1960s and the Markets in the 1970s.

MATANG / MAYA / MIA Screening
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm

MATANG / MAYA / MIA Documentary(Loveridge, 2018)
Screening with MELT Fashion Collective 
8pm, £6 Free to Black Box Members

MATANG / MAYA / MIA is drawn from a cache of personal video recordings shot over the past 22 years, directors Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning documentary is a startling personal profile of Maya Arulpragasm, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, the the international popstar M.I.A.

Inspired by her roots, M.I.A created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey; sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil policies, Artschool punk, hip-hop beats and the violence of multicultural youth.

Never compromising, Maya kept her camera rolling through her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame grew and she rose to become one of the most provocative and divisive artists working in music today.

Film screening followed by DJ set and showcase from MELT Fashion Collective

MELT is a collective of fashion designers, stylists and event organizer. They are a family of creatives who specialise in underground DIY  fashion showcases, aiming to provide an outlet in which upcoming designers can show their work in an unconventional way, supporting the notion that creators can make their own rules.

The Power Of The Heart film night and optional discussion
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm

“From the director of The Secret, this is a life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring stunning science interwoven with powerful real-life stories from some of the most inspiring icons of our age, this timeless documentary will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest.”
**Watch a preview here: https://youtu.be/waYxHfGG8XE

To be screened in the Black Box cafe, which will be open from 6.45 pm (please arrive only from this time. The movie will begin at 7 pm).

Contribution which includes snacks and optional discussion is £5 pp. You can reserve your spot via Black Box box office or on our website via the tickets link. Pre-book to guarantee your spot as only remaining spaces available at the door.


Following the movie there will be an optional discussion (if enough are interested).

If you’d like to volunteer any practical help on the night please let us know via [email protected]

OTL-Rudeboy Screening plus Don Letts DJ Set
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm

Friday 11 January, 7.30pm
Tickets £12.00

A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.

Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of the label by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dancefloors of late 60s and early 70s Britain, as immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.

A cast of legendary artists including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more bring the sounds, stars and stories to life.

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium.

From DJing at The Roxy to filming promos for The Clash and Public Image Limited, Don is credited with bringing punk and reggae audiences together for the first time.

Renowned for his Reggae DJ sets and much loved weekly BBC 6Music Radio show, Don was the founder member of Big Audio Dynamite. His film direction credits include Clash on Broadway, Punk in London and Westway to the World (The Story of The Clash).

Don currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called Culture Clash Radio and still DJs nationally and internationally.

Doors 7.15pm | Unreserved Seating

OTL-Oxide Ghosts – The Brass Eye Tapes
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday 13 January, 3.00pm
Tickets £10.00

Director: Michael Cumming. Featuring: Chris Morris.

Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two -year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective.

Part documentary, part artwork – the film is designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and provides a rare glimpse of his extraordinary working practices.

Michael Cumming is a director and filmmaker, successfully working at the cutting edge since the ‘90s. A graduate of the Royal College of Art Film School and recent recipient of an honorary doctorate, Dr Cumming’s back catalogue also contains such gems as Jo Brand’s improvised comedy drama Going Forward, cult classic Snuff Box, political pranks and polemics on The Mark Thomas Product, The Mark Steel Lectures and Matt Berry’s BAFTA winning sitcom, Toast Of London.

Michael will be doing a Q&A after the film – spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of the bag. This film & Q&A session are a must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great comedy is made.

‘[Oxide Ghosts] offers a well-judged and very rare insight into [Brass Eye’s] making, encapsulating the fun and covert excitement that went on while the project was still under wraps, before all the legal wrangling kicked in. If you’re an admirer of the show and the opportunity should arise for you to see Oxide Ghosts, have some self re-cocking-spect and do so without hesitation’ – CHORTLE

Doors 2:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Troubled-Northern Irish Poet Films
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday 20th January – Northern Irish Poet Films
3pm // Black Box Green Room // £4
Films made by, and about, NI poets – including Seamus Heaney and Damien Gorman.

Troubled- The Crying Game
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday 24th February – The Crying Game, Dir Neil Jordan (1992)
3pm // Black Box Main Room // £5/3
Oscar-winning classic exploring ideas of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Troubles.

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Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp