It’s already scheduled for an initial limited December 16th release in London, playing at 7 theaters (including 1 in Sheffield and another in Manchester); I just learned that several more cinemas and play dates have been confirmed for Carol Morley’s Dreams of a Life, which starred Zawe Ashton (Emmanuel’s got an interview with her coming up, so look out for that).
Screenings of the film will now stretch through March 2012, though only in the UK; good news for our readers across the pond; the rest of us will have to wait and hope that the film travels. Although, I’m told that you can arrange to host your own screening of the film by visiting www.popupcinema.net (only for UK folks again); as long as you can pay the licensing fee that is… 200 pounds though any profits you make from your screening ae yours to keep!
For a full listing of cities and theaters currently confirmed, visit the film’s site HERE.
If you want to join the distribution revolution you can arrange to host your own screening at www.popupcinema.net – just pay a license fee and then are free to keep any profits you make
We first brought the story to Shadow And Act readers in May and most recently last month. For those of you who may have missed our past write-ups about the film and the grim true story it’s based upon, check out this brief synopsis and clip…
The official synopsis…
Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of her life – not even a photograph. Who was she? And how could this happen to someone in our day and age- the so-called age of communication? For her film Dreams of a Life, filmmaker Carol Morley set out to find out. Joyce may have died in tragic isolation, but Morley was not going to let her be forgotten. She placed adverts in newspapers, on the Internet, and on the side of a London taxi. What she finds out is extraordinary. A range of people that once knew Joyce help to piece together a portrait of the woman that became so forgotten. “She was very sweet, beautiful looking, a bit of a mystery. We weren’t too sure where she came from. It’s almost like she was a ghost, even then.” Dreams of a Life becomes as much about the people who remember her as it is about Joyce herself.