Directed by Phil Dunn, this award-winning, Oscar®-qualifying short builds to an intense encounter between an autistic teenager and a white supremacist in Brixton Village – an encounter where not running away nor staying to fight, but taking an alternative approach and choosing love proves to be the wisest option.
The evening begins with a special screening of THE STUPID BOY at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema followed by a Q&A with director, cast and crew, plus special guests and entertainment including live music, rap and spoken word. Entertainment will include live music from Brixton Chamber Orchestra, who revel in innovative collaborations with all sorts of artists and genres: Grime to Gospel, Disco to Drum and Bass, Classical to Jazz, and everything in between. Brixton’s own orchestra, this registered charity is a product of local talent and the unique blend of creative energy and cultural diversity which characterises the area. There’ll also be spoken word and performance from Brixton Youth Theatre, whose mission is to empower young people to define their own lives by expanding their horizons via access to performing arts activities, with support from theatre, film and TV professionals including patron and actress Jane Horrocks.
This will be followed by an Afterparty at Lost In Brixton, headlined by an exclusive DJ Set by Andy Cato/Groove Armada and Spooky Cash-Cash.
Food and drink will be provided by local businesses based in and around Brixton Village including The Clink Bakery (HMP Brixton), pizza from Wildfarmed, and drinks courtesy of Market Row Rum, Brixton Brewery, and Brixton Gin.
The director of THE STUPID BOY, Phil Dunn is available for interview about his film as well as this forthcoming event that celebrates the power and value of love in every situation big and small.We hope you might be able to highlight and feature this special event in some way. THE STUPID BOY is currently available to stream UK-wide via YouTube Channel Omeleto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BKg3TL5Qo
All profits from this special evening go to Choose Love, the pioneering new movement in humanitarian aid who’ve raised millions to support refugees and created a movement of people putting love into action around the world.