Part thriller, part western, part portrait of faded seaside glamour, Pleasure Island is a tightly sketched character drama set on a crumbling stretch of coastline. Dean returns to Grimsby after several years away in the army. Greeted by most with either confusion or hostility, he is back purely to reconnect with Jess, a childhood friend struggling to raise a daughter on her own.
Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.