Lovers Rock (2020)

Director: Steve McQueen

Writer(s): Steve McQueen, Courttia Newland

Starring: Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward, Shaniqua Okwok, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Ellis George, Francis Lovehall, Daniel Francis-Swaby, Alexander James-Blake, Kadeem Ramsay, Romario Simpson, Jermaine Freeman, Marcus Fraser, Saffron Coomber, Frankie Fox, Dennis Bovell

Synopsis: A single evening at a house party in 1908s West London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.

Release Date: November 27, 2020 | Length: 68 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Part of the “Small Axe” anthology series (Alex Wheatle, Education, Lovers Rock, Mangrove, Red, White and Blue), based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community and is set between 1969 and 1982.  I wasn’t able to identify Jermaine Freeman without seeing the film.

 

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