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Having a mission by Anne-Katrin Titze

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Letitia Wright gives an Oscar-worthy performance as Altheia Jones-LeCointe in Steve McQueen’s Mangrove, shot by Shabier Kirchner

In Lovers Rock (Opening Night Gala selection of New York Film Festival) there is the Blues party, in Mangrove (London’s Opening Night) there are the police raids, protests, and courtroom scenes, and in Red, White And Blue (Main Slate) there is the intimate family dynamics and the harsh reality of being a Black policeman. Shabier Kirchner is the master of filming crowd scenes, the communication of enjoyment, as well as rage in these three films (in the Small Axe anthology), directed by Steve McQueen.

Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St Aubyn in Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock

At the New York Film Festival Making of Small Axe Free Talk presented by HBO with screenwriters Courttia Newland and Alastair Siddons, Mangrove stars Shaun Parkes and Letitia Wright, Steve McQueen and Shabier Kirchner and

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