Diverse Cinema

At ODEON, we are delighted / proud to be partnering with We Are Parable and  Big Picture Film Club to use the power of the big screen to tell the stories of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic experience, both past and present.

Together we are supporting diverse filmmakers, directors and acting talent from around the globe offering them a platform to inspire and educate through their work.

We will be screening films that explore all aspects of life and culture, from the UK and around the globe.

ODEON. We are film for everyone.



Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd).

Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).

We're excited to present a pre-feature Q&A with Aml Ameen.

We can’t wait to bring more powerful stories to the big screen, where they belong.

Keep an eye on this page for announcements of future screenings, or sign up to myODEON and we’ll let you know when you can book tickets.

our partners

We Are Parable is an award winning film exhibition company that provides audiences around the UK with opportunities to experience Black Cinema in culturally relevant, memorable and unique ways.

Formed in 2013 by husband and wife team Anthony and Teanne Andrews, they have worked with Disney, the British Film Institute, StudioCanal, Altitude, as well as filmmakers such as Ryan Coogler, Idris Elba, Amma Asante and Academy Award winner Spike Lee.

We Are Parable are dedicated to creating events that celebrate Black stories nationwide with events that engage and entertain in meaningful ways for audiences.

The conversation starter, Big Picture Film Club is the hub for the everyday film lover who craves something deeper than just film. At our core, we value significant discussions about the world of film and the cultural impact it has on society.

With original and meaningful content in news, reviews, editorials & interviews, we strive to go beyond the mainstream to give you the bigger picture.

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