New Town Utopia
Director: Christopher Ian Smith
Running Time: 80′
A journey through memory, place and performance… through utopian dreams and concrete realities… the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles the citizens of Basildon are driven by a creative spirit to help their community through art, poetry, music and some rather angry puppets. Featuring Oscar-winning Jim Broadbent as the voice of Lewis Silkin MP.
Director Christopher Ian Smith and poet Ralph Dartford will attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.