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Public House at Bertha Dochouse with Q+A with director Sarah Turner

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Time 18:15
Date 02/05/17
Price £9
  • Produced by Bertha Dochouse
  • Price £9
  • Get ready for Sarah Turner's enlivening spoken word-text-opera
  • Bring along South East London pals that will recognise the film's protagonist
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  • See you at Curzon Bloomsbury

In 2012, the Ivy House pub in Peckham was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of south London.

The local community opposed the decision and came together to take back the space.

In this experimental documentary, director Sarah Turner weaves together their voices through dance, poetry and song into an exhilarating participatory opera in a multi-layered exploration of memory, community and social reinvention.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Sarah Turner. “[Public House] 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.” (London Film Festival) ……………………………………………………………………………………….

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Public House at Bertha Dochouse with Q+A with director Sarah Turner on Tuesday 2nd May at 18:15. To enter the competition, send an email to ava@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Which famous Samuel called pubs “the heart of England”?

A: .1) Sammy Davis Jnr .2) Samuel L Jackson .3) Samuel Pepys .4) Samuel Beckett