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FILM SCREENINGS

  • The Arbor

    2009. Great Britain. Clio Barnard. 90 min.

Introduction and discussion with Barnard

Monday, February 28, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Arbor

    2009. Great Britain. Directed by Clio Barnard. The work of London-based artist Barnard often confronts the relationship between fiction film language and the documentary. Her debut feature is based on Andrea Dunbar's play about her life in the poor northern-English neighborhood of Bradford. Barnard returned to the town to make sound recordings of people in Dunbar’s circle, but then asked actors to lip synch to the audio recordings, and integrated this with scenes acted and shot in Dunbar’s neighborhood. The result is both a documentary and a dramatic reconstruction of Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical texts. International Film Selection. 90 min.