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Pay As You Feel: Poetic Justice + live poetry reading

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. John Singleton • 1993 • US • Drama • Cert 15 • 105 mins

Join us for our August Pay As You Feel screening, a strand of film chosen for the community, by the community.

This month we partner with Young People Insight (YPI) for a screening of 1993 cult classic Poetic Justice.

The story of a grieving hairdresser and an ambitious postman, Poetic Justice stars music legends Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur as they learn to navigate their differences and find connection through poetry and the written word.

Directed by the late great John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood), and featuring poetry by Maya Angelou, Poetic Justice is a deeply moving tale about grief and channeling sadness into creativity.

YPI will also be inviting young poets to share their work before the film.

There is no fixed price for this event. Simply pay what you think it's worth, either online or on the door.

Young People Insight

YPI are a platform that empowers the voices of young people and encourages them to engage in their community through writing, creativity and conversation.

To take part in deciding the future of this strand, from helping pick films to selecting themes and issues you’d like these events to address, and to find out more about the strand and future events and meet-ups, then join our dedicated Facebook Group.

This strand is supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds.

This strand is supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds.

In partnership with Young People Insight.

In partnership with Young People Insight.



Planning on coming to more than one screening a month? Support your community cinema and get access to unlimited films at the same time by subscribing to our membership scheme for just £15 a month:


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