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Friday 8 March 7.30pm

Talkies Community Cinema: London Unplugged

Bounds Green Bowling & Tennis Club, Goring Road, N11 2DD  

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Introduced and Q&A from Nick Cohen (Director) and David Cohen (Producer).

London Unplugged is an anthology film about modern Londoners, comprising eleven shorts from a largely female-led talent pool of emerging filmmakers. Exploring the themes of isolation, asylum, unmanageable rents and identity, London Unplugged boasts a stellar British cast including Juliet Stevenson, Imogen Stubbs, Poppy Miller, Ivanno Jeremiah and Bruce Payne.

The film was born at the London Film School, the brain child of alumna Qi Zhang, also one of the short’s directors, and Bafta-nominated producer, David Cohen. Zhang and Cohen resolved to create a tapestry of London as it is experienced right now; as one of the most expensive, extraordinary, extreme cities in the world.

“Variously romantic…and magical” Total Film

Many of the stories derive from real world testimony, through research with London frontline organisations; the Migrant Resource Centre, Refugee Journalist Project and Four Corners Film, the Bethnal Green filmmaking charity. This authenticity gives the film a sense of ‘London-as-lived’.

“Cheerfully diverse… A gratifying number of the tales are women-led” Sight & Sound

The film also showcases two adaptions by classic female authors, written when they were young, new voices struggling in London around the time of suffrage; Virginia Woolf’s ‘Kew Gardens’ and Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Pictures’. Nine of the short films’ directors are female.

Supervising director, Nicholas Cohen, curated the films with a journey from east to west London, threaded together by real-life aspiring athlete, Yourlance Bryce-Richards, whose commentary addresses the questions facing every Londoner today; how do you find meaning or connection in this vast, costly city?

“Strangely moving and tense. Wonderful central performances and beautifully put together” Stephen Fry

London Unplugged, which premiered at the East End Film Festival 2018, comprises ‘Dog Days’ (Ivanno Jeremiah), ‘Felines’ (Juliet Stevenson), ‘Unchosen’ (Poppy Miller), ‘In English’, ‘Club Drunk’, ‘Mudan Blossom’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Little Sarah’s Big Adventure’, ‘Shopping’ (Bruce Payne), ‘The Door To’ and ‘Kew Gardens’ (Imogen Stubbs).

Stylish, offbeat and a little magical” Mark Kermode (on ‘Dog Days’, London Unplugged’s opening short)

 
 
 
 
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Thursday 14 March Beast Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS
Thursday 21 March The Lives of Londoners Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS
Saturday 23 March Who Night - Quadrophenia Waterhouse Hall, 77 Compton Road, Winchmore Hill, N21 3NU
Saturday 30 March Short Film Commissions Première 2019 St John's Hall, Bourne Hill, N13 4DA
Thursday 25 April Like Father, Like Son Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS
Friday 17 May Disobedience Bounds Green Bowling & Tennis Club, Goring Road, N11 2DD
 

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