Here for Life preceded by Notes, Imprints (On Love): Part II, Carmela

  • Art of the Real
  • Andrea Luka Zimmerman
  • Adrian Jackson

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A collaboration between the filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and the theater director Adrian Jackson (whose company, Cardboard Citizens, produces and stages plays for and by London’s homeless population), Here for Life poses a fundamental yet endlessly knotty question: how can we possibly live together? Zimmerman and Jackson gather 10 Londoners to discuss their own experiences of being affected by and resisting gentrification, and their hopes, passions, and everyday struggles. An uncommon work of nonfiction that synthesizes testimonial documentary and avant-garde theater to stirring effect, Here for Life grounds itself in the political acts of listening, reflection, and mutual understanding. A Grasshopper Film release.

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Program Features

6m
Notes, Imprints (On Love): Part II, Carmela

Alexandra Cuesta, 2020, USA/Ecuador

The second part of Alexandra Cuesta’s diaristic diptych focuses on the filmmaker’s own grandmother through the prism of her garden, her music, and her reflections on a life well-spent.

1h 27m
Here for Life

Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Adrian Jackson, 2019, UK

A collaboration between the filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and the theater director Adrian Jackson (whose company, Cardboard Citizens, produces and stages plays for and by London’s homeless population), Here for Life poses a fundamental yet endlessly knotty question: how can we possibly live together? Zimmerman and Jackson gather 10 Londoners to discuss their own experiences of being affected by and resisting gentrification, and their hopes, passions, and everyday struggles. An uncommon work of nonfiction that synthesizes testimonial documentary and avant-garde theater to stirring effect, Here for Life grounds itself in the political acts of listening, reflection, and mutual understanding. A Grasshopper Film release.

Bonus Content

2m
Art of the Real Trailer
Art of the Real 2020 takes place on November 13 - November 26 with virtual screenings nationwide!
1m
MUBI: Hand-Picked Cinema
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