LFF laurels

public house

"Public House is a revelation coming from Sarah Turner, whose film, Perestroika, was so powerful and meditative. Here, she passionately defends the existence of a neighborhood pub by emptying it of inhabitants like a village under siege, then filling it again, bringing it back to life until it's bursting with layers of voices, stories of multi-generations, poetry, tap dancing and storytelling. The film uses techniques Turner used to such different effect earlier, here looking outward, and bursting with generosity."

Lizzie Borden

In 2017 Public House toured arthouse and independent cinemas and galleries throughout the UK:

Curzon: Bertha Dochouse: Bloomsbury 2nd May: Q&A with Dr Regan Koch, Queen Mary
Picturehouse, FACT, Liverpool 11th May: Q&A with Nina Edge, Britt Jurgensen
East Dulwich Picturehouse 14th May: Q&A with community participants
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge 16th May: Q&A with Dr Yvonne Salmon, University of Cambridge, CRASSH
Crouch End Picturehouse 17th May: Q&A
Harbour Lights, Picturehouse Southampton 21st May: Q&A with Dr Shelley Cobb, University of Southampton
Komedia, Picturehouse Brighton 22nd May: Q&A with Professor Clair Langhamer, Sussex University
Cinema City, Picturehouse Norwich 1st June: Q&A Dr Emma Pett UEA
Lexi Cinema, Kensal Rise 12th June: Q&A with Rosie Greatorex: Programme Director
The Thinking Cinema, Lewisham, London 20th June: Q&A with Dr Daniel Frampton
Gulbenkian, Canterbury 21st June: Q&A with the Centre for Interdisciplinary spatial studies Dr. Thanos Zartaloudis
East Dulwich Picturehouse 25th June: Q&A with community participants
Cube, Bristol 31st Aug: Q&A with curator and writer, Kim Knowles
Peckhamplex, Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival 10th Sep: Q&A with community participants
Star & Shadow, Newcastle 26th Sep
Nottingham Contemporary 12th Oct: Q&A and discussion
13-15th Oct: Loop screening
Cameo Edinburgh in association with The Collective Gallery's The Last Hour! 5th Nov: Q&A and discussion with Timothea Armour
The Last Hour! is a project curated by Timothea Armour, that considers the contemporary state, and potential future, of the public house.
CCA, Glasgow in association with Lux, Scotland 7th Nov: Q&A with Dr Laura Guy
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art 25th Nov: Housing study day
HOME, Manchester 2nd Dec: Q&A with Bren O'Callaghan
Bio Capitol Theater, Gothenburg, Sweden 28th Feb 2018: Q&A with Ola Stockfelt and Catharina Thörn

In the UK the film is distributed by artists’ moving image agency LUX. For details and DVD’s see here

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