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NEW SHORTS: Father

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20:30 Mon 9 Jan 2017

Hackney Picturehouse

The father is traditionally the bedrock of the family, but in this programme, he falters as he navigates daily life and protecting his loved ones. This programme dips into the worlds of bare-knuckle fighting, stock-car racing, altercations in supermarket car parks and the lonely journey of a cab driver trying to reconnect with his kids. Watch out for Dom McKellar in a Dave Eggers adaptation.

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • YOUR MOTHER AND I

    Anna Maguire 13 mins (UK, 2016)

    Johnna's dad talks too much, and Johnna herself lives inside her head. 'Your Mother and I' looks at the small moments that belie the larger tensions between families and generations, whilst Johnna's dad recounts all the ways he and his wife changed the world. Or so he says.
  • SWITCH

    Aneil Karia 10 mins (UK, 2016)

    In the blink of an eye, a young father's life is thrown into turmoil.
  • BREATHE

    Toby Meakins 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    A ghost story about a girl who only appears when you hold your breath.
  • ADDY

    Matthew Crawford 8 mins (UK, 2016)

    Isolated in an impoverished environment, Addy experiences the death of a family pet – only for her grievance to be met by an unsympathetic father, who tells her to ‘man up’.
  • THE STORYTELLER

    Alex Emanuel 18 mins (UK, 2016)

    A loving but unpredictable London taxi driver is desperate to win back his children. He is determined to educate and inspire them with traditional folklore from his native Ghana but soon the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to break down.
  • TUESDAY

    Charlotte Wells 11 mins (UK, 2016)

    Sixteen-year-old Allie begins to accept the magnitude of a recent loss.
  • FIRECRACKER

    Jonathan Harris 15 mins (UK, 2016)

    Champion stockcar driver Charlie is a racer not a wrecker. But would he take a beating and risk it all for those he loves?