Estate, a Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Screening / July 16 2015

UNIT is pleased to announce a special screening of Estate, a Reverie, a film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

Estate, a Reverie tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate in Hackney, London, and the Utopian promise of social housing it offered when it was built in the 1930s. 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.

Praise for Estate, a Reverie ~

A spirited celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity, Estate is a deeply moving portrait of a community struggling to survive in a boarded-up London public housing project, long slated for demolition. Multi-layered and profound, Andrea Zimmerman’s film masterfully immerses us in a dreamlike lost-world of misfits, outcasts and survivors whom she films with love and aching tenderness. – Joshua Oppenheimer, Director of The Act Of Killing.

Knowing the previous work of its creators, I believe this project will achieve something very significant for the times we are living in. It will remind us – and how appropriate this is for the medium of film – that, both politically and humanly, the past is not behind us, not obsolescent, but beside us and urgent. – John Berger.

There is a generosity of spirit at work in the film that captivates from the get go – less a political polemic more a poetical portrait of times-fast-going. An enthralling and uplifting celebration of the resilience of humanity in flux. – Andrew Kotting.

Estate, a Reverie Credits:
Produced by Fugitive Images
Directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Filmed by Taina Galis, Lasse Johansson, Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Creative Consultant: Gareth Evans
Edited by Ariadna Fatja-Vilas
Written by Adam Rosenthal, Gareth Evans, David Roberts
Songs composed and performed by Olivia Chaney
Sound by David Cunningham

Join UNIT for a special one-off screening of Estate, a Reverie on July 16 at Abingdon Street Studios, Blackpool, FY1 1DE. Doors open 18:00 for a prompt 18:30 start. There is no admission charge and booking is not required.

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