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Reel Culture: New Town Utopia plus Q&A with the Director (15)
Reel Culture: New Town Utopia plus Q&A with the Director (15)
Got questions you want to ask a film director? This is your chance!
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  • Director: Christopher Ian Smith
    Stars: Jim Broadbent
    Running time: 1 Hour and 20 Mins

    Reel Culture: Documentary film

    Ever wanted to speak with a film director? This is your chance! - The director, Christopher Ian Smith will be at CW Entertainment showcasing his documentary film alongside Katy Lock from the Town and Country Planning Association; Newtown Utopia & will be giving film lovers the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session.

    A little about Chris:

    A filmmaker and photographer based in London. In his early career he was a DJ/VJ and Producer with the audio visual collective Addictive TV. He was involved with the production and live performance of many experimental films, audio visual cut-ups and motion graphics. This included performances and screened work at festivals and venues across the world, including: Le Centre Pompidou, the ICA and the BFI.

    Chris’ films and photography have been screened/exhibited at film, photography and art festivals globally, and he has been selected for a number of film development and talent schemes, including Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and the FilmLondon Micro Market.

    New Town Utopia is a feature documentary film about utopian dreams and concrete realities… the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex.

    A journey of memory, place and performance guided by the artists, musicians and poets of Basildon. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles they are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music… and some rather angry puppets.

    There are no adverts or trailers for this screening.

    For more information please go to the official website.

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