Homeless Film Fest.

Listings and trailers for this year Homeless FIlm Festival at the Cornerhouse.

By Lee Isherwood | 19 March 2012

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Cathy Come Home
Sun 1 Apr, 18:30
Director Ken Loach/GB 1966/77 mins/PG
Cast includes; Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis
A landmark in British television history, Ken Loach’s 1966 television drama had an impact like no other broadcast before it. Bringing the difficult subjects it broached into the average household’s living room, Cathy Come Home caused a public outcry whilst raising awareness of the work of charities and shelters around the country. This is a rare opportunity to watch a true classic of British filmmaking on the big screen.

Dark Days
Tue 17 Apr, 18:20
Director Marc Singer/US 2000/82 mins/15
Before embarking on making this documentary, British director Marc Singer had never picked up a camera. Then he loaded up his black and white 16mm and headed into the subterranean world of New York’s abandoned subway tunnels to record the lives of the homeless ‘tunnel people’ who reside there. With the aid of his equally inexperienced subjects as crew members, this fascinating documentary emerges as a gorgeous, insightful and engaging film that’s also a rigorous piece of urban ethnography. Winner of three Sundance Film Festival Awards, Best Documentary at the LA Film Critics Association Awards and winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

The Homeless Film Festival Short Film Programme
Sun 22 Apr, 16:00 (free, early booking recommended)
Directors Various/Cert TBC
This screening will feature a selection of some of the great short films submitted to the festival from all over The world. For full details of the screening programme visit cornerhouse.org/homeless-film-festival.

Adam & Paul
Mon 30 Apr, 18:00
Director Lenny Abrahamson/IE 2004/83 mins/15
Winner of Best Director at the 2004 Irish Film & Television Awards, this contemporary and stylised comedy follows a day in the life of childhood friends Adam and Paul who are tied together by habit and the necessity of their heroin addiction. At heart it is a minimal, Beckett-esque fairytale about two young men in the grips of an unbearable drug addiction – they are shown as vulnerable, lost, and hopelessly optimistic yet the film is not without faith. Adam & Paul is a very humorous testament to the persistence of the human spirit in even the most marginal of people.