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Theatre Girls
UK, 1978, 56 minutes, BW, DVD
Order No. W06906
In her final piece at film school, Longinotto and her partner take us into the "Theatre Girls Club" in Soho, London–a hostel for elderly and destitute women and the only shelter in London that would take in any woman at any time. The filmmakers lived in the hostel for more than two months, establishing an extraordinary level of trust with their “cast” —from the home’s feisty cook to an elderly resident who was a terminal alcoholic. In what will later be recognized as a signature style, Longinotto films without judgement and finds the humor and humanity in situations and characters that might otherwise be seen as tragic. This stunning film debut earned awards at several European festivals and screened to acclaim in the US and Asia.



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS


Nyon Film Festival, 2 Jury Prizes
Tours Film Festival, Special Mention
Mannheim Film Festival, First Prize

  • Reykjavik Shorts&Docs Festival
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • London Film Festival
  • Edinburgh Film Festival
  • Montreal Film Festival
  • Florence Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Filmex

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    “An extraordinary document.”
    Time Out London

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