Come along to this Open Thursday on the Floating Cinema - we're showing a great programme at Old Ford Locks (River Lee Navigation).
The films screened will include:
Dancing Voices (5"30') Dir.
Jevan Chowdhury, choreographer Jeanefer Jean
Commissioned by Westfield Stratford City with East London Dance.
A short dance film that creatively showcases multiple dance styles across East London, locations include the Westfield Stratford City site, Eastbury Manor House, Trinity Buoy Wharf and The Viewtube with styles from Bellydance to Bollywood.
This Was Forever (10"08') Prod.
A prize winning film from Mark Aitken and young film makers from polkadotsonraindrops which follows the story of the Manor Garden Allotments which struggled to hold their own before being demolished in 2007 to make way for Olympic projects.
Games (16"50') Dir. Hilary Powell Optimistic
A film shot in 2007 staging a surreal Olympics amid the sites set to become the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Printed Matters (10"30')
Dir. Verity-Jane Keefe
A cinematic portrait of the process of print in Hackney Wick
Night in Hackney (16"09') Dir.
"Night in London is a brief period of infinite possibility" wrote the journalist and travel writer HV Morton in the 1920s, and nowhere is this truer than in Hackney, this films records from doors open until the dawn chorus.
Memo Mori (23"00')
Richardson with commentary and readings
fromHackney, That Red Rose Empire by
Memo Mori is a journey through Hackney tracing loss and disappearance. A canoe trip along the canal, the huts of the Manor Garden allotments, demolition, relocation, a magical bus tour through the Olympic park and a Hell’s Angel funeral mark a seismic shift in the topography of East London. This film has been put together from fragments of footage shot over 2006 - 2009, each section being an event or observation of something that has been or is about to be erased from the landscape. It has been woven together with a commentary & readings by Iain Sinclair.
No booking necessary