Blue Story (15)



Drama (2019)
91mins UK

Starring: Micheal Ward, Khali Best, Stephen Odubola
Director: Rapman
Writer(s): Rapman
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Best friends Marco and Timmy attend the same school in Peckham, where they share a circle of wise-cracking friends and Timmy nervously pursues romance with feisty classmate Leah. However, Timmy lives in neighbouring Lewisham and postcode wars between rival gangs dictate that he should be sworn enemies with Marco. When tensions between the two tribes are inflamed by Lewisham gang leader Madder, culminating in senseless tragedy, Marco and Timmy are finally pitted against each other.

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Blue Story (15)

South London-born rapper-turned-YouTube star Andrew Onwubolu aka Rapman makes his feature film directorial debut with an urgent cautionary tale about the futility of gang warfare on the streets of the capital. He draws inspiration from newspaper headlines and his childhood in Lewisham to expand on themes from a semi-autobiographical trilogy of shorts also entitled Blue Story and openly question the sense of youths laying lives on the line based on something as arbitrary as the postcode of their council estate...

Blue Story. Copyright: Paramount Pictures. Caption: Michael Ward as Marco and Stephen Odubala as Timmy in Blue Story, directed by Rapman. Photo: Nick Wall. All Rights Reserved.Rapman appears periodically on screen as a swaggering Greek chorus, underscoring his timely central message of cool heads under fire with lyrical narration. "RIP to all the innocent lives/I hope these young 'uns wake up and they start seeing the light," he pleads aloud. He is the creative dynamo that powers of every frame of Blue Story, so-called because the area where he grew up was nicknamed the "blue borough" on account of the colour of refuse bins and official correspondence. Stripped bare of the musical interjections, Rapman's film follows a predictable trajectory from brotherhood to bloodshed, employing a Romeo and Juliet-style forbidden romance as a catalyst for the enmity and petrol-doused retribution.

Best friends Marco (Micheal Ward) and Timmy (Stephen Odubala) attend the same school in Peckham, where they share a close-knit circle of friends including Dwayne (Rohan Nedd) and Hakeem (Kadeem Ramsay). Unlike the rest of the posse, Timmy lives in neighbouring Deptford and postcode wars between rival gangs in the two boroughs dictate that he should consider Marco his enemy. The teenagers refuse to allow this fierce animosity to weaken their fraternal bond - "Remember we've got each other's backs" - and they playfully trade barbs as Timmy pines for feisty classmate Leah (Karla Simone Spence). Romance slowly blossoms and Timmy encourages Leah to dream far beyond the boundaries of SE15: "Look at John Boyega. He's from Peckham and he's in Star Wars now!" Alas, one of Timmy's friends from home, Killy (Khali Best), attacks Marco and inflames tensions between the two tribes. Resentment is fanned by Lewisham gang leader Madder (Junior Afolabi Salokun) and Marco's older brother Switcher (Eric Kofi-Abrefa), leader of the Peckham faithful. In the aftermath of senseless tragedy, Marco and Timmy are pitted against each other in an escalating war of blades, bullets, bravado and brutality.

Blue Story feeds on the energy and passion of its writer-director, who draws on his own experiences to explore the corrosive power of tribalism. Ward and Odubala are well matched as fallen brothers in arms, whose bonds of trust fray with tragic repercussions for allies in their volatile orbits.

- Sam Cannon

Blue Story. Copyright: Paramount Pictures. Caption: Michael Ward as Marco and Stephen Odubala as Timmy in Blue Story, directed by Rapman. Photo: Nick Wall. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 29th November
To Thursday 5th December

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Ashford, Ashford Picturehouse
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Odeon Bristol
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Coventry, Showcase Cinema De Lux Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Derby, Showcase Cinema De Lux Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne At The Beacon
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Odeon Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Grantham, Savoy Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Harvey Centre
- Hastings, Odeon Hastings
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Cineworld Speke
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Cinema De Lux Liverpool
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Plymouth, Cineworld Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Rushden, Cineworld Rushden Lakes
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Cinema De Lux Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Watford, Cineworld Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- West Bromwich, Odeon West Bromwich
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
From Friday 6th December
To Thursday 12th December

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Odeon Bristol
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bristol, Watershed
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Coventry, Showcase Cinema De Lux Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Derby, Showcase Cinema De Lux Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne At The Beacon
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Odeon Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Harvey Centre
- Hastings, Odeon Hastings
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leicester
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Cineworld Speke
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Cinema De Lux Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, HOME
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Plymouth, Cineworld Plymouth
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Rushden, Cineworld Rushden Lakes
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Cinema De Lux Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Watford, Cineworld Watford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- West Bromwich, Odeon West Bromwich
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York


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