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The Street  + Director Q&A
The Street  + Director Q&A

The Street + Director Q&A

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Film

Wed 4 Dec 18:00

Director:
Zed Nelson
Duration:
94 mins, 2019, UK
Primary language:
English

Focusing on one street and its inhabitants over a three-year period, The Street charts the collision of gentrification, austerity and the nation’s slide into Brexit.

This traditional East London street is less than a mile from the City of London and still has some businesses that have been around for over a hundred years. In recent times these businesses have witnessed an explosion of coffee shops, art spaces and property development. Sound familiar?

Hoxton Street has become one of the last bastions of the areas' disadvantaged — a concentration of the aged, poor and dispossessed, a close-knit working-class community which has absorbed waves of immigrants since the 1950s and has witnessed the withering of traditional industry. The latest influx of young urban hipsters followed closely by expensive restaurants, digital media start-ups and corporate property developers has resulted in a deepening social and financial divide.

Set against this rapid gentrification, unregulated capitalism, years of austerity, the fallout from Grenfell and the eruption of Brexit, The Street is a tragicomic portrait of not just a street but a nation on the cusp of enormous change.

Join us for an introduction and post screening Q&A with Director Zed Nelson, hosted by Andrew Kelly.


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Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced