The film, Public House, by award winning artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and academic, Sarah Turner, Director of Research and Reader in Fine Art at the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, has been shortlisted for the Grierson Award and is being screened at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival.
The hugely prestigious Grierson Award in partnership with the Grierson Trust, recognises documentaries with integrity, originality and social or cultural significance. Public House, a 120 minute film has been described as “A triumphant genre-blending documentary that turns community action to save the local pub from gentrification into an exhilarating participatory opera….this is not just a film about resistance; it is a film that itself refuses categorisation, reinventing documentary reality as a polyphonic clamour of musical subjectivities. (Helen de Witt on the BFI website).
Sarah’s feature films have been broadcast on Channel 4 and she has had scripts commissioned by the BFI, Film Four Lab and Zephyr Films.
Public House is funded by a production award from Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), a research award from the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent and is supported by Arts Council England.
Festival screenings take place across London. The film will be shown as follows:
Monday 12 October 2015 20:45, Picturehouse Central, Screen 1
Saturday 17 October 2015 15:20, Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1
To order tickets for Public House click here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=publichouse
Related news item: https://www.kent.ac.uk/smfa/news.html?view=1397
For info on the BFI London Film Festival go to: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff