This is the new film by Menelik Shabazz [BBFC certificate 15]. Rather like his last feature, The Story of Lovers’ Rock (2011) this is a documentary study. On this occasion instead of revisiting Afro-Caribbean and music history this film has a contemporary focus:
‘It is a film about love and relationships between man and woman in the 21st century. Why are there so many single people of all ages out there? What is love? How do we keep a good relationship going? We all need love but why do we sabotage the very thing we need? What is the backdrop to our often dysfunctional behaviour and what does mum and dad have to do with it? I am going in real deep on this one, taking people to places many have never been before or rarely visit- in mind, body and soul. I have got interviews with people who are single, in relationships, psychologists, relationships coaches, spoken word artists all giving real talk about the thing that really matters in our life. It’s not all serious we got a number of interviews with comedians (Kojo, Eddie Kadi, Slim, Andi Osho, Mr Cee, and Donna Spence) which I guarantee you will have you in stitches.’
Like the earlier film this promises to be a fascinating but also entertaining film discussion. There is a screening tonight [January 15th at 7.45 p.m. at the Seven Arts Centre in Chapel Allerton. And Menelik will be there for a Q&A following the film. Definitely worth a trek up to North Leeds.