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Under the Cranes
  • Category
    Film
  • Date(s)
    13 February 2013
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    £8*
  • Concs.
    £6*
Under the Cranes
'Under the Cranes', 2011. Photo c1945 courtesy of Hackney Archives
Mixing rare film footage from Hackney Archives with freshly shot cinematography, Under the Cranes is a lyrical, painterly evocation of Hackney over several hundred years. Based on Michael Rosen's poetic play for voices, we hear from Shakespeare in Shoreditch, a Jamaican builder, a Turkish Barber and the 43 Group taking on Moseley in Dalston. Join Director of Under the Cranes, Emma-Louise Williams, with Michael Rosen and Ken Worpole as they discuss how the film celebrates diversity whilst critiquing the rush for urban "regeneration".

"A marvellous evocation of Hackney - the place, the peoples and their dreams too." - Patrick Wright.

Emma-Louise Williams is a radio producer, Under the Cranes is her first film.

Michael Rosen is a poet and former Children's Laureate, whose family came from East London.

Ken Worpole
is the author of many books on architecture, landscape and social history, with a particular interest in East London.

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    020 7392 9200

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