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PPH presents White Men Can’t Jump | TONIGHT!

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“You can put a cat in the oven, but that don’t make it a biscuit”  Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes)

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I’ve never really understood what that means, but tonight, at the Clapham Picturehouse, I’m going to get another chance to find out. And you’re invited too.

In the third edition of Permanent Plastic Helmet presents (following Do The Right Thing and Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest), we’re delighted to be putting on a 20th anniversary screening of Ron Shelton’s classic comedy White Men Can’t Jump.

To get you in the mood, you can remind yourself of how amazing the film is by watching the trailer, or (and I highly recommend this) by reading this fascinating oral history of the film’s making over at the top sports & culture website Grantland.

We’re kicking off in the bar at 7.30, with drinks, music, pizza and snacks, then the film (preceded by a brief intro from yours truly, and a raffle draw) at 8.30.

You can buy tickets here, or rock up on the door. Prices are £9, £8 members, £7 concessions. See you there!

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Classic opening credit sequence: Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)

WATCH: One of, if not THE, greatest opening credit sequences of all-time. Colour, composition, sound, furious energy and Rosie Perez combine to make an unforgettable impact.