Cinema Politica is a monthly film and documentary screening followed by stimulating debates led by experts with knowledge of the film topic. We believe in the power of art to entertain, inform, inspire  and provoke social change.

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Upcoming dates:

Fri 28 Sep 

6-8.30pm

The Organizer

THE ORGANIZER is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN, as well as an exploration of community organizing. Before its infamous demise following several highly publicized scandals, ACORN had been the largest community organization in the US. Rathke, a former anti-war and welfare rights organizer founded the organization in Little Rock in 1970 and over the next decades shepherded its growth into a national political powerhouse for the poor. His entrepreneurial vision helped build ACORN but internal conflict and external pressures would lead to its tragic downfall. Undeterred, Rathke is now building new organizations around the world and trying to rebuild at home. 

With a wealth of archives and interviews, THE ORGANIZER is a film about people who have dedicated their lives to the often hidden, usually messy and always controversial job of building power for the powerless.

Friday 26 Oct - TBC

Friday 16 Nov - TBC


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Access

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.