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4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
0116 242 2800 https://www.phoenix.org.uk/

May 2020

Film Screening – STEP (2017)

11th May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 30 tickets left
Three Black teenager girls stand in a line, all wear white shirts and defiant expressions with their fists raised in the air

This documentary film follows Baltimore’s all-female high-school step team as they fight for their dreams to win a step championship, and be accepted in to college. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counsellors, coaches and families, these students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women are reshaping their futures through dance.

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Film Screening – The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen (2016)

12th May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £9.20 30 tickets left
Angela Bowen, a Black woman with short hair, wears a white top and stands with one arm extended, and her other hand on her heart

Directed by Jennifer Abod, Angela Bowen’s partner of more than 30 years, this award-winning documentary explores Bowen’s life as a Black lesbian, feminist activist, classical ballerina and renowned dance teacher. From her childhood in inner-city Boston during the Jim Crow era, the film crosses the decades as she became a legendary figure in her pursuits. With historic footage, photographs and interviews with key people from her past, the film explores how race, class, gender and sexuality influenced her. Abod began…

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