Under The Cranes – FILM 19th July 5.45pm Hackney Museum

FILM SHOWING on Tuesday 19 July 2011, 6.15pm (refreshments from 5.45pm)
Using the script of poet Michael Rosen’s documentary play, Hackney Streets, “Under the Cranes” is shot on location in Hackney and intercut with rare archive footage much of which shows the locality’s past commitment to social housing. As we hear from the famous – Shakespeare in Shoreditch Anna Sewell Anna Barbauld – alongside a Jamaican builder a Bangladeshi restaurant owner or the Jewish 43 Group taking on Oswald Mosley in Dalston we see past and present streets parks cemeteries and markets. ‘If you let it a street will grow’ says a voice as the film shows ‘layers of lives’ offering a lyrical painterly defence of the everyday even as it raises questions about the process of ‘regeneration’; and while David Cameron claims that ‘multiculturalism has failed’ this film celebrates how ‘the world comes to Hackney’. Director Emma-Louise Williams
Q&A with Emma-Louise Williams and Michael Rosen
Booking essential.
Time: Tuesday 19 July 2011 5.45 for 6.15pm
Venue: Hackney Museum London E8
Cost: FREE to all
To book phone 07771 225183 or email events@hackneysociety.org

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  1. Please note that the film showing of Under the Cranes on 19 July is now fully booked.

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