New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: God's Lonely Men: Memories

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20:45 Wed 13 Jan 2016

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

99 mins

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • BARRY GLITTER

    James Gardner 22 mins (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    Out of money and options, twenty-something Simone pays a visit to an intimacy-starved pensioner to make some quick cash.
  • INTRODUCING BRIAN

    Manal Laginaf 14 mins (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    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.
  • SEASIDE

    Chris Tate 8 mins (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    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!!