Small Axe

Lovers Rock

+ Q&A with director Steve McQueen and guests TBA

Director Steve McQueen invites you to escape to a time of romance and musical liberation.

Image from Lovers Rock + Q&A with director Steve McQueen and guests TBA

BBC 2020
Dir Steve McQueen
With Amarah-Jae St Aubyn, Micheal Ward
70min

Less of a true story than the other Small Axe films, this beautifully realised fable of young love and music at a house party in the 1980s is a collective reimagining of a time and place very precious to West Indian Londoners. Employing an unforgettable soundtrack and a unique visual style, the film serves as an ode to the romantic reggae genre ‘Lovers Rock’, and the youth who found freedom in its sound.

Joint ticket available with talk The Making of Small Axe with Steve McQueen, Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner and guests £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less); joint tickets must be booked via box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.

Join us for a Lovers Rock Soundsystem and after party at Spiritland, Royal Festival Hall 10pm – 2am. Joint ticket available with tickets to the film screening but must be booked via box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.