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NEW SHORTS: God's Lonely Men: Memories
Tue 10 Jan 18:30 Hackney Picturehouse
These shorts mull over a lifetime of memories, both good and bad, in these dramas showing men looking back over the years to define their place in the world now. From the confines of prison to the windswept clifftops, from a Home Office jobsworth to men with tragedy in their lives, these films are a powerful watch. Watch out for Peter Mullan.
Drew Cox 18 mins
A short film about what we choose to hold onto and what gets lost in silence.
Nicholas Nazari 18 mins
Hamilton is an Entry Clearance Officer in charge of scrutinising newly weds who have applied for a spouse visa, in order to establish the authenticity of their love or single them out as sham marriages. The abstract precision of a state-run bureaucratic apparatus, however, is pitted against the imperfections of Hamilton’s own less-than-satisfying life and relationships.
A LITTLE GREY
Simon Hewitt & Steve Smith 5 mins
Is there any cure for being ‘a little grey’? One man’s search takes him through bars, churches, doctor’s surgeries, tattoo parlours and beyond, but will he find what he’s looking for? A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.
Christian Cooke 14 mins
After the death of his wife Edith, Jake becomes lonely and isolated, convinced his wife is haunting him for having never challenged her about the legitimacy of their dead son. ‘Edith’ explores how we move on from bereavements. How we make peace with our past and find something worth living for.
MEAT ON BONES
Joseph Ollman 16 mins
A tale of strife and self discovery between Dai Pritchard, a middle-aged alcoholic of self imposed isolation and Gwyn Thomas, a naive council official trapped in a life of purposeless comfort.
A SONG FOR OUR FATHERS
Jonny Blair 20 mins
A Song for Our Fathers follows Ray, a grieving prison officer from rural Ireland. When Michael, the young man responsible for the death of Ray’s wife is admitted to the prison that he works, Ray can’t help but confront him. As the time goes on we gradually begin to realise that their relationship runs deeper than we ever could have imagined.