Monday, 14 September 2009

Your chance to meet Colin Firth at Brighton film premiere

Actor Colin Firth is to attend the Brighton premiere of his new film 'In Prison My Whole Life' to raise cash for Brighton and Hove Green Party.

The actor - who has notched up accolades and admiration for his performance as a football obsessive in 'Fever Pitch' - and the brooding Mr Darcy in the BBC production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice - will be at the Duke of Yorks showing at Preston Circus on September 29th.

The film looks at the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther member, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who's death sentence for killing a police officer was overturned in 2001 due to errors made during his 1982 hearing.

It boasts ppearances from Mos Def, Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Snoop Dogg, Steve Earle and Amy Goodman.

Colin Firth, one of the film's Executive Producers, will answer questions from the audience after the film - as will Green party leader Caroline Lucas.

There are a limited number of seats available, and are available here.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for blogging this, I spent a stressful couple of months back in 1995 when Mumia was on the point of being executed to get him a stay...well we saved him but it is tragic that he is still in prison.

    Do have a look at his regular columns which are always worth a read, I blog one today on Afghanistan.

    More on my thoughts on Mumia here