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Synopsis

"In 2012, the Ivy House pub in Peckham was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of south London. The locals opposed it. Unfolding from this scenario, the film weaves verbatim testament into folk operatic form with the Ivy House itself, embodied and imagined as a central character and inhabited by the memories of the generations who have passed through its doors. Sarah Turner films the community’s creative reanimation of the mourned pub through dance, poetry and song... which both records and creates a vision of social possibility... The activism that saved the pub is a metaphor for social and creative agency. This is not just a film about resistance; it is a film that itself refuses categorisation... a triumphant genre-blending documentary which turns community action into an exhilarating participatory opera." LFF
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2015 - Documentary Competition - World premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
120 mins
Director
Sarah Turner
Producer
Sarah Turner
Editor
Sarah Turner
Screenwriter
Sarah Turner
Director of Photography
Sarah Turner, Matthew Walter
Sound
Sarah Turner
Principal Cast
Featuring the extended community of the Ivy House pub SE15

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Last updated 29th September 2015

Production Company

Sarah Turner
+44 (0)796 011 0403
sturner@bewitched.demon.co.uk

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c/o Sarah Turner
+44 (0)796 011 0403
sturner@bewitched.demon.co.uk