East End tenants turn pub into film makers’ debut theatre
AMATEUR film-makers are turning a pub in London’s East End into a movie debut’ theatre for a night. Tenants from council housing estates have been involved in making a documentary which is being trailed at a special screening at the George Tavern in Stepney on October 6
AMATEUR film-makers are turning a pub in London's East End into a movie 'debut' theatre for a night.
Tenants from council housing estates have been involved in making a documentary which is being trailed at a special screening at the George Tavern in Stepney next Tuesday (October 6), put together with the help of film-maker Guy King.
The documentary is being used to launch the Society of Factual Artists, which is made up of enthusiasts living on Tower Hamlets housing estates who are passionate about the East End.
It is a mix of sample footage the tenants collected themselves over several months recording interesting people and landscapes.
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One enthusiast, Onyeka Igwe, who lives on Stepney's massive Ocean Estate, said: "I want to make films my profession.
"This has also been an opportunity to find out more about the area I live in. It has helped me learn more about my neighbourhood and the film industry."
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The 8pm 'debut' at The George, 373 Commercial Road, also involves screening Guy's recent Elvis is in the Van film and Marc Isaac's famous Lift, first screened on Channel 4.