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NEW SHORTS: God's Lonely Men: Memories
Wed 13 Jan 20:45 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
Growing old can be both scary as men face life alone, or life’s memories can lead to a happy ending. From ageing rock stars and tribute acts, to ex ravers, to pensioners nearing the end; all life is here. Watch out for performances from Martin Freeman and Adeel Akhtar.
Film running order:
INTRODUCING BRIAN Manal Laginaf 14 mins
PUTTING ON THE DISH Brian Fairbairn & Karl Eccleston 6 mins
BARRY GLITTER James Gardner 22 mins
MYSTERY AS NIGHTCLUB CLOSES Tim Synge 4 mins
SEASIDE Chris Tate 8 mins
DUST & RESIN Stephen Parker 7 mins
MIDNIGHT OF MY LIFE Phil Davis 8 mins
THE BIG RETURN OF RAY LAMERE Henry Darke 20 mins
BEFORE THE NIGHT Sam Huntley 7 mins
James Gardner 22 mins
When the charges against his idol are splashed against the front page, Blackpool's greatest Gary Glitter impersonator will risk it all to get back on stage one last time.
BEFORE THE NIGHT
Sam Huntley 7 mins
7 mins. The film is about George, an elderly man who has lost his wife. It explores the long term effects of grief and how his once full life has lost it’s meaning, caused by the void his wife’s absence has left. Despite presenting a stoic front to the outside world, inside George is numb, existing in a cycle of isolation and loneliness.
DUST & RESIN
Stephen Parker 7 mins
Out of money and options, twenty-something Simone pays a visit to an intimacy-starved pensioner to make some quick cash.
Manal Laginaf 14 mins
Brian tells a story, recalling the highs and lows of his life, introducing us along the way to flora, fauna, friends and foes.
MIDNIGHT OF MY LIFE
Phil Davis 8 mins
It's July 1985 and while Rock and Roll's great and good are strutting their stuff at Wembley, Steve Marriott is propping up the bar of a dingy pub in Putney waiting to play to a small crowd of boozers. While he waits for the rest of his band, bitter and drunk, an encounter with a young Mod restores Steve's faith.
MYSTERY AS NIGHTCLUB CLOSES
Tim Synge 4 mins
Inspired by a news-bill headline, Mystery as Nightclub Closes is about a derelict seaside discotheque and the strange circumstances surrounding its ex-owner’s disappearance that once caught the imagination of a local Deal boy. Now in middle-age, he reflects on the opportunities he’s missed and, despite rumours of the nightclub’s redevelopment, is concerned for the future of the town’s youth.
PUTTING ON THE DISH
Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston 6 mins
London, 1962. Two strangers strike up a conversation in Polari about life, love, sex and the hostile world they find themselves in as gay men. Shedding light on a fascinating slice of gay history, this film is a moving and darkly comic exploration of oppression, resilience and gay subculture in 1960s England.
Chris Tate 8 mins
In a simple line animation, share the joy of an old man drinking tea at the beach. Identify with him as he experiences the joy of other people and recalls his memories of his life at the beach.
THE BIG RETURN OF RAY LAMERE
Henry Darke 20 mins
Seven years ago Ray ran away to Barcelona to find himself. Now back in London he has to face the people he left behind. An unadorned view of London as it is from the point of view of the millenial generation, and in particular one neurotic narcissistic novelist. Holy hipsters batman!!