Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

Film still from Here for Life (2019) by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson

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Here for Life: Film Screening

5 p.m. | October 15, 2021
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Free. Registration required.

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When: Fri, Oct. 15, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Safety Protocols: As per orders by the Provincial Health Officer, in-person attendees will be required to wear masks and to present proof of vaccination. More details to follow upon registration.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Reel Causes.

A free screening of the feature film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Adrian Jackson

Running time: 87 minutes
 

Ten Londoners and a dog. An uncommon story on common ground.

Here for Life is a feature film marking the culmination of a long collaboration between filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson, a group of Londoners, and a dog. It was previewed outdoors 11–20 June 2019 at Nomadic Community Gardens where much of the footage was shot; it was awarded a Special Mention from the Concorso Cineasti del presente jury during its premiere at the Locarno Film festival, Switzerland 15 August 2019, and prior to its UK and Ireland general release, 22 November 2019, was shortlisted for the Raindance Discovery Award at the annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). The film has since won first prize in the category for International Feature Film at PALMARES FESTIVAL DE CINEMA EN VILLE 2020.

The cast dance together, steal together, eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents. They cycle, they play, they ride a horse. The lines between one person’s story and another’s performance are blurred and the borders between reality and fiction are porous.

Eventually, they come together on a makeshift stage in a place between two train tracks. They spark a debate about the world we live in, who has stolen what from whom, and how things might be fixed.

“A film of great compassion and political and aesthetic ambition, in which the idea of a collective is prioritised for a change, but without sacrificing or downplaying the individual voices and idiosyncrasies that it comprises.”

Kieron Corless, Sight & Sound, 3 September 2019

Filmmaker Bios

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist, filmmaker and cultural activist. Andrea’s work is concerned with marginalisation, social justice and structural violence and has been nominated for The Grierson Award and The Film London Jarman Award. Her films include Erase and Forget (2017), which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the The Glashütte Original – Documentary Award and Estate, a Reverie (2015) which documents the last days of Hackney’s Haggerston Estate before its demolition, the artist’s home for 17 years. Selected exhibitions include Civil Rites, The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018) and solo show ‘Common Ground’ at Spike Island, Bristol (2017). Andrea is the co-founder of the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence). Andrea is a Reader at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.

Adrian Jackson is a theatre maker, playwright, teacher, translator and one of the world’s leading experts on the Theatre of the Oppressed. In 1991, he founded Cardboard Citizens, a theatre project that aims to change the lives of homeless people through the performing arts. He has directed over 50 plays with Cardboard Citizens, including Pericles (2003) and Timon (2006) with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Beggar’s Opera (1999) with the English National Opera, Mincemeat (2009), winner of an Evening Standard Theatre Award and A Few Man Fridays (2012). Jackson had a long association with Augusto Boal – the Brazilian theatre maker, theorist and founder of the Theatre of the Oppressed – and has translated a number of Boal’s books into English. More recently, he directed Cathy, by Ali Taylor (2016/17), and, with Caitlin Mcleod, Home Truths, an Incomplete History of Housing Told in Nine Plays (2017).


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Admission

Free. Registration required.

Details

When: Fri, Oct. 15, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Safety Protocols: As per orders by the Provincial Health Officer, in-person attendees will be required to wear masks and to present proof of vaccination. More details to follow upon registration.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Reel Causes.

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