i am here project participants (photo project on facade) in feature film

We invite you to join us for an evening of screening, food and performance in support of the feature film Estate. We are delighted to announce acclaimed singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney will follow discussions with the cast and crew to headline with an intimate concert. About Olivia:Olivia’s distinctive and majestic blend of traditional and alternative folk has been described as ‘haunting and melodic’ and praised by LA Weekly and The Independent as ‘multi-talented… completely dizzying, a sound that didn’t seem to be of this earth’ and ‘a star in the making’. www.oliviachaney.netAbout Estate:A major new feature-length film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman set in an East London housing estate tells the story of tenants who challenged crass journalistic clichés of those who live in ‘sink’ estates.For the last three years the Haggerston Estate on the Regents Canal in Hackney London has been a major landmark – attracting the attention of national newspapers television and the architectural community. As the block was partially emptied ahead of demolition the remaining residents filled the bricked-up windows of the empty flats with the larger-than-life photographic faces of those who lived there. Now the silent celebrities of i am here are finally going to be heard and seen more fully.Estate chronicles the curious moment of creation and destruction as this dilapidated estate confronts its future. The final block will fall this autumn as a new construction rises alongside it. The film mixes documentary footage archive material and fictional imagined scenes to reflect on urgent matters of regeneration gentrification and architecture; its reasons possibilities and consequences. www.estatefilm.co.uk Date: Wednesday 13th June 2012 i am here Time: 8pm (doors open 7pm)Venue: Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club 42-44 Pollard Row E2 6NB Map available here Admission: £8 concessions (proof of ID required) £10 advance £12 on the doorBooking: Tickets available here

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