“I think Liverpool has a lot of attitude and lust for life – I really relate to it.”
Since April 2016, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has been working through workshops and live performances with 34 children and 44 teenagers from across Liverpool to make the film ‘Dogsy Ma Bone’, using the city as a backdrop to the action. The film is inspired by Betty Boop’s ‘A Song A Day’, 1936, in which Betty sings to exotic animals in a hospital she owns, and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical musical ‘Threepenny Opera’, 1928. Parts of the film have been remade by teenagers who have created home-made or ‘sweded’ versions of certain scenes.
Watch the 'Dogsy Ma Bone' in a specially designed space and see the hand-made costumes worn by the performers at Cains Brewery, open 10am – 6pm daily until 16 October.
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Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services