1. A film by Andrew Tullils and Iris Wakulenko about the managed closure of the market in Kingsland Road. The rushes were donated in an open-media drop-in-day, Hackney in Pictures.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information go to openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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  2. Inspired by a visit from the Echo Park Film centre, Los Angeles, USA, 24Hour Hackney is a day in the life of our neighbourhood, as seen through the camera lenses of twenty four participants of Open Cinema. Each hour of the day is represented by one minute of screen time. The clock strikes 7am and our journey begins...

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information click here: openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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  3. A film by Stephen Manning, Neil Cummings and Iris Wakulenko. Stephen leads a tour from his garden, through Hackney to some of his favourite London sites.

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  4. Sarah Abou Elnasr and Zoe Lee discuss Sarah's experience and expectation of a good family.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information click here: openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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  5. A film by Claudine Roux, Abdrew Tullis and Lucy Cash on the extraordinary life of Hackney resident, Ron Hitchens.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

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Open Cinema

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Open Cinema is an 8-month digital film project led by artist Neil Cummings.

Working with a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, Open Cinema collectively researched, found and made digital films. In the spirit of collaborative learning, we explored…


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Open Cinema is an 8-month digital film project led by artist Neil Cummings.

Working with a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, Open Cinema collectively researched, found and made digital films. In the spirit of collaborative learning, we explored the role of film in representing and reactivating people and places, especially Hackney. It was amazing.

Open Cinema is:
Andrew Tullis, Asya Gefter, Benedict Anyetei, Cananne, Chitra Banerjee, Claudine Roux, Dan Johnson, David Latto, Deborah, Daniel, Ed Webb-Ingall, Egypt Nelson, Elizabeth Pillar, Elfrieda Galloway, Fionnuala, Gianfranco Valleriani, Gillian, Gita, Hemma Luchman, Hulya, Iris Wakulenko, John, José Velázquez, Katarina Strasser, Ken, Kim Noce, Lea, Louise, Lucy Cash, Lyn, Magar, Malik, Maria Benjamin, Marie, Margret Koroidovi, Martha, Michelle Goldberg, Neil Cummings, Nicolle, Pauline Brown, Peter-Hugo Daly, Queenie Alpha Mae, Rebecca, Rick Crust, Rupert, Sara Abou Elnasr, Sarah, Sean Mullan, Shaun Clark, Sophie, Stephanie, Stephen Manning, Steve, Susan, Tina Rowe, Victoria Opeyukun, Walter Gutzmore, Zoe Lee, Mike Brooks, Anna Colin, Laurence Taylor, and many more besides.

Thanks to Mike Brooks, Ultan Coyle and Michael Whitby
Special thanks to Iris Wakulenko

Open Cinema is a project commissioned by Open School East and funded by the Arts Council England.

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