Dope Black Dads Present: Karate Kid (2010)
Why are there so few positive and constructive conversations around black fathers? A group of black dads based in London have come together to address this and provide a progressive discussion around the male parenting experience, discussing the highs and lows of what it means to be a black father in today’s society. Hackney Picturehouse are pleased to present a season of screenings in partnership with Dope Black Dads. Hosted and curated by DBD founder Marvyn Harrison, these family friendly screenings will feature an introduction from Marvyn, a screening of a great family film, and a post film discussion. The films have all been chosen by Dope Black Dads. These screenings are for all parents who are passionate about seeing black people and especially fathers in a positive light. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children under 15. As the '80s remakes continue to come thick and fast, THE KARATE KID emerges as a fan favourite that doesn't desecrate the fond memory of the original. As a modern-day reimagining aimed at a new generation of cinemagoers as well as the first film's loyal cult fan-base, THE KARATE KID sees Jaden Smith inherit the belt as the eponymous martial arts apprentice, Dre Parker. Here he seeks to master the ancient art of kung fu after relocating to China following his mother's career change. Being raised on the mean streets of Detroit, Dre finds it difficult to adapt to his new surroundings, but the wise and kindly Mr Han soon sets him on the right path.
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