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NEW SHORTS: London Lives
Sat 7 Jan 12:00 Hackney Picturehouse
Drama, documentary and animation show off our city in all its glory as well as revealing the darker side to life on the streets. We take you from the sex shops of Soho to the suburbs of Enfield, from deep underground on the London tube to the harrowing sink estates. All of walks of London life are here. Watch out for new films featuring This is England’s Vicky McClure and Thomas Turgoose.
Jamie Jones 21 mins
A single-mum family are driven to extreme behaviour when they are evicted from the house they live in illegally and replaced with second-generation immigrants.
William Walsh 5 mins
A stitch in time.
Amy Gwatkin 6 mins
A man drives through the London night, looking for connection.
Layke Anderson 12 mins
A young man meets the worn voice of a fading city under the dim lights of a London sex shop. 'Shopping' explores people, places and perspectives, surmising that sometimes, communication with a stranger means guarding your secrets, while baring as much as your heart will allow.
Alan Powell 11 mins
Maggie, a middle aged, two time divorcee, struggles with her relationship status while on her way to the private wedding ceremony. Not helping her situation is the eventful ride with her daughter, the best man and the groom.
LITTLE SARAH'S BIG ADVENTURE
Andrew Cryan 4 mins
Every parent's nightmare becomes a charming fantasy, when two year old Sarah escapes from her home and onto the streets of London. No predictable horror story, this film explores childhood imagination and wonder with an endearing sting in the tail.
Tony Burke 4 mins
A lonely Londoner fantasises about the life and character of a man she sees on the underground everyday on her way to work.
LOST IN WORDS
Yu Ying Chen 2 mins
Due to the language differences, there are always some misunderstandings and bad translations happening while people speak in their second language. It unconsciously affects foreign people all the time while they are eating, travelling or working. Through this film, the director visualises the feeling of language confusions that echo through all people living in foreign countries.
A DATE WITH AN ENFIELD
Adam Butcher 2 mins
"A Date With An Enfield" is a short and personal animation, exploring nostalgia and place in the digital age. Every single frame of the film has been hand drawn, creating a space where love, myth and Google Maps can intertwine.
Aaron Christian 10 mins
London Locks is a short documentary that explores an exciting new subculture that is emerging from the creative cracks in London. A subculture that is being driven by some of the most stimulating and expressive thinkers in London's youth community and it involves hair.
Rene Pannevis 15 mins
Waylen and Russell steal cars. Each one reveals something about the personality of its owner. When they discover something of immense personal value, they find themselves in a moral dilemma: as they listen to the old audio cassettes, they hear the last words of a dying man to his family. Waylen wants to take the car back, which causes an argument between the two friends. A raw, candid portrait of youth in the mean streets of East London, of friendship, loss and loneliness.