Estate, a Reverie (12A)

Friday 10 June 2016

Cinema, Horsebridge Arts Centre

Andrea Luka Zimmerman
(2015, UK, 83 mins)

“Andrea Zimmerman’s extraordinary film, which documents the last days of a Hackney housing estate, is both profound and original. Having herself lived on the estate for many years, her tender portrait exhibits deep feelings of community and solidarity – sentiments almost entirely missing from our contemporary political vocabulary. She has given Hackney back, at last, some of its wayward heart.” – Ken Worpole

Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie reveals and celebrates the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents’ own historical re-enactments, landscape and architectural studies and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography…

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a filmmaker, artist and educator. Andrea grew up in the largest council estate in Munich and left school at 16 to become a hairdresser. After coming to London in 1991, she went to Central St. Martins College of Art. She won the 2014 Artangel Open award for her collaborative project Cycle (2017) with Adrian Jackson (of Cardboard Citizens).

Book tickets: £5 (£4 concessions).
Whitstable Biennale Film Pass: £15 (£10 concessions).