The Arbor screenings
This remarkable film is Clio Barnard’s adaptation of The Arbor, a play written by Andrea Dunbar who, at the age of 15, wrote a script based on life in the working class Bradford estate where she lived. The film is a fusion of narrative and documentary cinema and tells the powerful true story of Andrea Dunbar and her daughter Lorraine, who was just 10 years old when her mother died in 1990. Through interviews and first-hand accounts, The Arbor offers an innovative, compelling and troubling portrait of a family trying to come to terms with abuse, death, addiction and poverty.
The Arbor will be presented as a series of synchronised screenings in domestic spaces across the city, inviting audiences to view a film that deals with difficult themes in an intimate setting.
To reserve a place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The location of your screening will be confirmed upon booking.
Time: 7pm. Admission Free. Booking required.
The Arbor is part of The Artangel Collection, an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.
Image: No. 46. Young Lorraine (Parvani Lingiah) dancing on the roof of her father’s car. Still from The Arbor, 2010. © Arbor Films Ltd.