The Howling/ An American Werewolf in London Double Bill
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm

Join BanterFlix at the Black Box in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter on Halloween night for a double-bill screening of two iconic werewolf movies, John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London and Joe Dante’s The Howling.
In Landis’ An American Werewolf in London David and Jack, two American college students backpacking through Britain are attacked by a large wolf late one night. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf and soon enough his warnings come true.
In Joe Dante’s The Howling Dee Williams’ television reporter Karen is sent to a remote mountain retreat to recuperate after surviving a brutal attack, but she soon discovers that the residents may not be what they seem.
So join BanterFlix at the Black Box as they close this year’s Dark Hedges International Film Festival by celebrating the 40th anniversary of these two iconic werewolf movies.
Doors open at 6:30pm with the first film beginning promptly at 7pm after a brief introduction by a member of the festival’s team. There will be a brief intermission between each screening.
Seating for this event is cabaret style and limited to 4 people per table.
The Howling – 7pm
An American Werewolf in London – 8:45pm

Ghouls on Film- The Love Witch
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm

Ghouls on Film is a monthly feminist horror film club, showing films that challenge the representations of women within the genre. Expect classics, independent releases and rare lesser-known films that explore how women can find agency in the world of horror.

Doors are at 7:30pm and the showing will begin at 8pm.

This event is open to all genders and strives to be inclusive in its film screenings.

After the film showing, please stick around for a pint and a chat about the film!

Tickets £3

This event is presented as part of our Green Room Living Room programme supported by Arts & Business.



This event will be unreserved cabaret seating. All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.

Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-

Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Covid Status Check conditions of entry full details- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/

BFF-The Shapes Between Us: NI Dance Music Culture on Screen
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

The Shapes Between Us: NI Dance Music Culture on Screen
Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:30 PM GMT
The Black Box

If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking [email protected]

Tickets include afterparty with Phil Kieran DJ set

The Shapes Between Us: NI Dance Music Culture on Screen


The people, places and music that shaped Northern Irish club culture from 1980-1992.

Running club nights in Northern Ireland during the 1980s and 1990s took commitment, courage, and a large record collection. In between the domineering cultures of opposing sides in a bloody conflict, the passions and styles of many young people were to be found behind the doors of the nightclubs on dark quiet streets.

The music played on turntables in clubs such as The Delta, The Plaza, Tokyo Joe’s and The Art College helped shape the fabric of a counterculture which influenced many young lives, from the mods, punks and goths to the indie kids and ravers. This is a story rarely mentioned in the historical narrative of NI.

The Shapes Between Us tells the story of the evolution of club culture in Belfast, through audio interviews recorded with key figures on the scene, curated film archive and an evocative score. Contributors include Mary Armstrong, Iain McCready, David Holmes, Greg Fenton, Solveig Simms, Keith Connolly, and many more.

The Shapes Between Us is a collaborative archive film project presented by Phil Kieran (DJ, producer, artist, and composer), Stuart Sloan (Second Chance Cinema) and Sara Gunn-Smith (Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network).

BFF-Official Selection Shorts 1-4
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm

If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking [email protected]


BFF-Bad News & Good Vibrations: NI on Screen
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm

Bad News & Good Vibrations: NI on Screen

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:00 PM GMT
The Black Box

If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking [email protected]

A Filmmaker’s Personal History of Northern Irish Cinema.

Filmmaker Colin McKeown presents his personal history of the stories told by us and about us. He includes a selection from his new essay film: ‘Bad News & Good Vibrations: NI on Screen’ with clips from ‘Columbo’, ‘Miami Vice’ and Hollywood depictions of the troubles on screen. Hugh Odling Smee will be in conversation with Colin.

“Colin has been guru, guide and co-conspirator in all our script development endeavors over the

years, most recently on the feature films Good Vibrations and Ordinary Love.” Lisa Barros D’Sa

The Black Box

18-22 Hill Street
November 9, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM GMT
BFF-Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:30 PM GMT
The Black Box

If you have any access requirements please get in touch with the box office before booking [email protected]

Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie

Sam and Mattie, best friends who have Down syndrome, rally the entire town of Providence, R.I., to help them make a film.

Sam and Mattie have a lot in common – they both love movies, skateboarding and pro wrestling, share the same wicked sense of humour, and possess insane amounts of charisma. They also both have Down’s syndrome, although that’s never focused on in the documentary – they’re just two regular dudes who want to hang out and do something creative. Sam and Mattie Make A Zombie Movie follows what happens when Sam’s brother discovers the pair’s ambition to make their very own movie; with a bit of help from their friends and family and a successful crowdfunding campaign that attracts a generous response from the local community and a handful of notable names, their dream becomes reality and Spring Break Zombie Massacre is born…

During the first half of the documentary, we see the boys making plans, holding court during production meetings and taking advice from Hollywood stalwarts like director Peter Farrelly (Dumb And Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) and special effects wizard Tony Gardner (Zombieland, Seed of Chucky), as well as coercing Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D to take part in the final movie. The eventual premiere is a roaring success, and the finished version of Spring Break Zombie Massacre is included here in its entirety, albeit interrupted a few times with behind the scenes anecdotes and additional bits of back-story.

“This is a feel-good documentary about two best “bros” with Down Syndrome who, with the help of their family and community, make a zombie movie with lots of blood and gore.” – Brian Costello Common Sense Media

“Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie is a fantastic documentary that will leave viewers feeling good and wanting to go after their own dreams the way Sam and Mattie do.” Cinema Crazed

“A bitterly sweet account of the sheer determination and drive of two friends, and their local community, to achieve the impossible dream.” THN

“Without exaggeration, I can say that I have seen “professional” horror and action movies with dialogue and situations no less disjointed, and not nearly as pungent and witty.” TCG

Outburst-QUEER CINEMA FOR PALESTINE: Ghadir al Shafie in conversation with Sarah Schulman
Nov 20 @ 4:30 pm

Please read the following important information before booking

Access Information

This is a fully seated event
Duration is approximately 60 minutes
Age Guidance: 16+
Doors open 4.00pm, event starts 4.30pm
Latecomers will not be admitted
The venue is wheelchair accessible
If you require a personal assistant ticket, please contact us on [email protected]
Masks to be worn while moving around the Venue, they can be removed while seated if you wish
Please do not come to the event if you’re displaying any of the symptoms of Covid 19

We believe….all are welcome to Outburst
Queer art is about opening doors. We always keep our ticket prices as low as we can (whilst ensuring our artists and workers are paid fairly), but we understand that a lack of cash can make it harder for some to experience all the culture you really need and love.

So, if your piggy bank isn’t as full as you’d like for whatever reason we have limited £5 access tickets on sale (and if you really want to go but just don’t have the money there are a handful of free tickets you can access, use promocode honestybox to access these below).

Some of you are doing alright though and might even have a few spare quid. Outburst is a charity, and we welcome your donations to support our queer adventures, making and conversations both at the festival and throughout the year and would love you to consider making a gift to support our work.

Covid-19 guidelines
Outburst is committed to facilitating the safe return of live in-person events. We are making every effort to provide a safe environment for our audiences, artists, volunteers, community and staff. We really appreciate your co-operation in making events as comfortable as possible.

As a condition of entry to The Black Box, ticket holders will be required to present one of the following on admission to the venue.

Proof of full vaccination: both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the event).
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival at the event. (Further details and advice on this process visit https://outburstarts.com/covid-19/)
Proof of natural covid antibodies based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result).

For Full Details of The Black Box Covid-19 guidelines visit https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need