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Opening Night: WORLD PREMIERE Director’s Cut: What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire?, Dir. Roberto Minervini, Italy / USA / France 2019, 106 min., English

A blistering meditation on the state of race in America, Roberto Minervini’s What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? chronicles the lives of Black communities in the Southern states, where the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina remains acutely felt as police brutality claims lives with intolerable regularity.

Following several threads, including the New Black Panther Party’s preparations for a large-scale protest against police violence, the film documents the lives of those who have been marginalised by the media and alienated by failing institutions. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? captures the pressures of everyday existence for many Black Americans, while finding moments of beauty, joy and radical togetherness.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Roberto Minervini and Judy Hill, one of the film’s protagonists, hosted by FRAMES of REPRESENTATION Festival Curator Nico Marzano. 

Join us for a Roundtable Discussion with the New Black Panthers, as part of this year's festival opening night.
FoR is presented in partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England).
£14 full, £12 concs.

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The Q&A will be followed by the FoR 2019 Opening Night Party in the ICA Nash and Brandon Rooms in partnership with MUBI. All ticket holders are entitled to a free drink.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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