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Film Africa 2017: The African Who Wanted to Fly + Panel (UK Premiere)

Saturday 28 October
70 mins
From £8.00
to £10.75
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

what's it all about?

Luc Bendza, a  dreamer from Gabon, goes against his family's wishes as he aspires to become a Kung Fu legend.

tell me more (don't worry, no spoilers)

1979, Gabon. 9-year-old Luc sees a Kung Fu movie for the first time and it's a revelation: Chinese people can fly.

Against his family’s wishes and to the bewilderment of his local community, Luc is determined to travel to China fly and like his onscreen hero, Jackie Chan.

Fast-forward to the present day, Luc Bendza has been living in China for 31 years, is a member of the prestigious wushu community, and is the star of dozens of Kung Fu movies. How is it that a little boy from Gabon could eventually become a figurehead in an artform so integral to Chinese traditions and culture?

Things you need to know:

  • If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!

  • If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
  • There will be minimum of 5 minutes of trailers before the film begins

Special offers:

  • Mondays mean £6 single tickets or 2 for £10. Select Rich Mix Six when booking online and the discount is applied once you've logged in

  • Monday and Tuesday mean film for £5 for Tower Hamlets residents or Tower Hamlets employees. Simply show an Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card when booking. Not available online

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean 2 for 1 tickets with Meerkat Movies. It's really easy to get a code, see for details

This event is wheelchair accessible.