Right Now Film Festival comes to QUAD 21 - 25 March 2018

16 February 2018

Right Now Film Festival returns to independent cinemas across the UK between the 21st - 27th of March with a programme of six feature-length documentaries. From the beginning of vital movements such as Black Lives Matter to the future of welfare and the UK’s very own Brexit, our films explore the motives and truths behind global systems and address unjust balances of power. These are stories that may not be typically covered by mainstream cinema, brought to screens across the country in order to reach and challenge audiences.

QUAD will be screening three films from the festival programme. Information and booking links for each film can be found below. Tickets can be bought for our regular ticket prices or you can see all three documentaries for just fifteen pounds. Please contact our box office by phone (01332 290606) or in person to claim this offer.

Rat Film

USA  2016  82m Dir: Theo Anthony

Wednesday 21 March at 6:30pm.

A powerful historical overview of the severe inequality in Baltimore. Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. Unpacking the city’s influences – urban, social, racial – Rat Film uses the rat – as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them – to show cities’ methods for keeping their unwanted elements under control. 

Whose Streets?

USA  2017  83m Dir: Sabaah Folayan

Friday 23 March at 6:30pm

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, this film is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, and how it inspired a community to fight back, sparking a global movement. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St Louis, Missouri. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. 

Free Lunch Society

Austria/Germany  2017  95m  Dir: Christian Tod

Sunday 25 March 1:45pm

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this idea is more imaginable than ever before, and intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. Free Lunch Society provides the background to this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation. An unconditional basic income means money for everyone – as a human right without service in return!