World Premiere: Together
BSL translation

Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Together

Restored & Rediscovered


Please note: This event took place in July 2023

We are delighted to be hosting a special Deaf Conversations About Cinema event as part of this year’s Cinema Rediscovered Festival.

World Premiere – Together 12A

Screening: 13:35

Deaf Conversations About Cinema in the Café & Bar - from 14:30

With BSL Interpretation of any background sounds, dialogue and music.

Please join us for a screening of Together at 13:35, a 1946 film from Lorenza Mazzetti (writer and director) – with little dialogue and an aesthetic style derived from Italian Neorealism, which follows two Deaf dock workers in London East End, as they struggle to make ends meet. The screening will be introduced by William Fowler (film archivist, writer, and curator at the BFI) and film historian Henry K Miller. The introduction will feature BSL Interpretation.

Set in a poverty-stricken post-war London, as far as possible from the Prime Minister Macmillan’s assertion at the time that the British people had “never had it so good”, this is a vital portrait of working-class, marginalised lives.

Born in Florence in Italy, Lorenza Mazzetti moved to London in the 1950s, where she wrote and directed Together and became a key member of the Free Cinema Movement.

Their manifesto, drawn up together pointed the way to a new way of filmmaking, and Together was emblematic of that attitude, even though it was one of the few narrative films in a predominantly documentarian movement.

Together has background dialogue, music and some sounds - there will be BSL interpreters presenting throughout the screening to describe these.

A new BFI restoration.

Please join usin the Café & Bar after the screening for an informal discussion with BSL interpreters, hosted by Deaf artist, performer and filmmaker David Ellington.You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about Together.

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