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ShortFuse Online: ‘Beverley’ Q&A with Alexander Thomas and Cass Pennant
May 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ShortFuse is celebrating its one year anniversary with an online screening and Q&A.
Join us for a very special chat with the makers of the award-winning film Beverley, writer/director Alexander Thomas and producer Cass Pennant. Watch the film here then join us for our discussion at 7pm. Register here to receive the event link.
Beverley follows a mixed race girl’s struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape – 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for. A familiar enemy is ever present – a threat that extends beyond her own safety, as she must also protect her brother and sister. By asserting her will and using her guile Bev tries to shape her new environment into something palatable, but the result is the opposite of what she is trying to achieve.
Cast: Sennia Nanua, Vicky McClure, Corey Trevor, Laya Lewis, King Sounds, Neville Staple, Christine Staple, Winston Ellis