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THE SHORTEST NIGHTS: THIS IS URBAN

Journey into hidden depths and unlikely connections that form the often unseen fabric of urban living.

DETAILS

Prices: £5 earlybird (pre-programme release), £6 standard, £8 door (+ yplan booking fees)
Time: 4PM
Aprox. Runtime: 70min
Date: June 19
Venue: The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick

Unreserved seating. 

PROGRAMME

Tomoko

Tomoko’ is based on a true story from Japan in which a homeless woman shared an apartment with a rich businessman for over a year, without his knowledge. The film shows how rich and poor can exist in close proximity yet never meet.

Dog Days

It is the dog days of summer: the idle time at the height of summer, when, the Romans used to say, people are compelled to act strangely. The city sweats. On the hottest night of the year, two people from very different Londons meet – and go for a midnight swim.

Shopping

A young man meets the worn voice of a fading city under the dim lights of a London sex shop.

UK Premiere

Platform 1

Through the hatch of a café kiosk at the train station on platform 1, the film unearths the treasures of the everyday. People who make the early morning daily commute, half asleep and pensive, reveal personal stories, hopes and fears.

Seven Days a Week

For the last 36 years, Paul has opened his North London paper stall at 4.40am, seven days a week, every week of the year. Now 66, and with his time selling papers nearing an end, Paul reflects on his life in the paper booth and what the future holds for the stall he inherited from his father.

War

Two rival gangs clash on a council estate.

HUEY & LOUIS

Huey and Louis are two brothers with opposing views of the world trying to successfully run an Afrocentric shop in Brixton, which their late father left them. Two brothers, one shop, whose viewpoint will win out?

OTHER PROGRAMMES