Please join us for a screening of highly-acclaimed documentary Dreams of a Life.
Nobody noticed when 38-year-old Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.
Starring Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton, Dreams of a Life is an imaginative, powerful, multilayered docu-drama. It is a portrait of a forgotten woman and a portrait of London in the eighties - the City, music and race.
“A very, very special movie… Film of the week” – Danny Leigh, BBC Film 2011
“Nothing at the London film festival has lingered in my mind like this” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian