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NEW SHORTS: London Lives
Sat 9 Jan 13:00 Hackney Picturehouse, Cinema TBC
A selection of short films that show off the glory and diversity of our fair city. From the Jewish community of East London to Soho’s gay scene, from the backstreets of Hackney and Tottenham to the city’s vibrant but sometimes scary night life.
Film running order:
ROXANNE Paul Frankl 14 mins
HE WORKS THE LONG NIGHTS Luke Carlisle 8 mins
WASTED James Soldan 10mins
TAKEN OUT Dominic Beeput 12 mins
HALE Matthew Barton 13 mins
LORD & LIDL Oscar Hudson 4 mins
SAMUEL-613 Billy Lumby 15 mins
DOG DAYS George Taylor 12 mins
SEA OF PEOPLE Shaz Fard 3 mins
RED RIVER Emma Lindley 12 mins
George Taylor 12 mins
It is the dog days of summer: the idle time at the height of summer, when, the Romans used to say, people are compelled to act strangely. The city sweats. On the hottest night of the year, two people from very different Londons meet - and go for a midnight swim.
Matthew Barton 13 mins
A tale of ill fated serendipity told against the industrial backdrop of Tottenham Hale.
HE WORKS THE LONG NIGHTS
Luke Carlisle 8 mins
A man (DAVID AJALA) whose job places him on the fringes of English society explains his day-to-day life. Taking us through his daily routine, we witness the boredom and repetition that comes with being a ghost in the system.
LORD & LIDL
Oscar Hudson 4 mins
A man heads to his local Lidl supermarket after God unexpectedly shows up at his door asking for a meal.
Emma Lindley 12 mins
Muni is a 12 year old London schoolgirl. She is also a child bride, engaged to a much older man. When fiancé Sami comes to visit, Muni struggles to escape but Sami is also unsure. Will they choose honour or freedom and at what cost? A tender, human story of two people trapped by tradition.
Paul Frankl 14 mins
Roxanne is a cold and isolated transgender sex worker who takes in Lily, an 11 year old girl who has been abandoned by her mother, when she sees the girl in danger. Bringing the girl into her home throws Roxanne’s life into disarray, and as the pair begin to bond, she is forced to question her priorities.
Billy Lumby 15 mins
The story of Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London.
SEA OF PEOPLE
Shaz Fard 3 mins
A young woman struggles to find her place as she wanders through the grey metropolis. She attempts to capture meaning through the lens of her camera.
Dominic Beeput 12 mins
When a graffiti artist sees his latest work destroyed by another, he sets out to find the identity of his rival and face him.
James Soldan 10 mins
Henry hates his job. Henry hates his flat. Henry hates his life. When an ill-fated office night out leaves him drunk, alone and passed out in a doorway it seems things can only get worse. However, a series of unexpected events and a chance encounter with a stranger end up taking Henry’s evening in a totally different direction.