Blue Narrative director Rapman questions ‚hidden causes‘ for film ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRapman says he feels cheated following Vue’s decisionThe director of a film at the centre of a storm over violence in cinemas has said he feels „bullied“ and „cheated“ after it was banned by the Vue chain.Rapman said Blue Story had nothing to do with a mass…

Blue Story: UK cinema ban called ‚institutionally racist‘

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film’s stars Stephen Odubola (left) and Micheal Ward (right) pose alongside director Rapman „Institutionally racist“, „a negative bias“, „a systematic and targeted attack“.These are some of the ways a ban on Rapman’s Blue Story by two UK cinema chains has been described.Vue and Showcase Cinemas saw a backlash…

Blue Epic: Vue boss hopes to rescreen banned film

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVue chief executive Tim Richards says the chain is looking at „beefing up security“ to bring the film backThe boss of a cinema chain that banned a London gang film after a mass brawl in Birmingham has told the BBC he plans to resume screenings by the…

Blue Memoir director: ‚I of direction feel cheated‘

The director of a British film that was banned by Vue cinemas after a mass brawl has insisted that the violence had nothing to do with his movie.Vue stopped showing Blue Story after a fight involving machetes injured seven police officers at its Birmingham cinema. The cinema chain said there had been a total of…

Blue Narrative: Cinema chains pull gang movie after ‚machete‘ brawl

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBlue Story is the tale of two friends who become rivals A second cinema chain has pulled the gang-themed film Blue Story after seven police officers were injured during a brawl at an entertainment complex.It comes after youths, some armed with machetes, sparked a police operation at…

Vue CEO Tim Richards on Blue Story cinema ban

Tim Richards, CEO of Vue Cinemas, has spoken to the BBC about the cinema’s decision to ban the film Blue Story from all of its cinemas.It comes after the film’s director, Rapman, questioned whether there were „hidden reasons“ for the ban.In a statement, Vue said it hoped to show the film from this weekend with…

Blue Memoir: Showcase reinstates showings of gang film after brawl

Image copyright BBC Films and Paramount Pictures Image caption Blue Story is the tale of two friends who become rivals A cinema chain has reversed its decision to pull the film Blue Story after a brawl.Showcase said it had reinstated screenings of the film on Monday night after „careful consideration“. It comes after youths, some…