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Estate, a Reverie

+ panel discussion: 'tactics for resisting neo-liberal policies' with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Katie Davies, Stuart Melvin, Liz Mizon, Steve Presence

Dir: Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2015, UK, 83 mins, Cert: TBC

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Sun 4 October 2015 // 20:00

Tickets: £5 / £4 (on the door only)

Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie reveals and celebrates the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents' own historical re-enactments, landscape and architectural studies and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography...

A spirited celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity!

Estate is a deeply moving portrait of a community struggling to survive in a boarded-up London public housing project, long slated for demolition. Multilayered and profound, Andrea Zimmerman’s film masterfully immerses us in a dreamlike lost-world of misfits, outcasts and survivors whom she films with love and aching tenderness. - Joshua Oppenheimer, Director of The Act Of Killing

Knowing the previous work of its creators, I believe this project will achieve something very significant for the times we are living in. It will remind us - and how appropriate this is for the medium of film - that, both politically and humanly, the past is not behind us, not obsolescent, but beside us and urgent. - John Berger

There is a generosity of spirit at work in the film that captivates from the getgo - less a political polemic more a poetical portrait of times-fast-going. An enthralling and uplifting celebration of the resilience of humanity in flux. - Andrew Kotting

· Timely, lyrical, made over seven years from within the Hackney housing estate featured
· A utopian fever dream lived, and a community made, by those abandoned by the structures around them
· A profound exploration of difference, marginalisation and resilience

Estate, a Reverie
Produced by Fugitive Images
Directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Filmed by Taina Galis, Lasse Johansson, Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Creative Consultant: Gareth Evans
Edited by Ariadna Fatja-Vilas
Written by Adam Rosenthal, Gareth Evans, David Roberts
Songs composed and performed by Olivia Chaney
Sound by David Cunningham

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