Patrick Keiller: The Dilapidated Dwelling


Thursday 21 April 5.30pm
APL Public Lecture Series in partnership with the Tyneside Cinema

Join us at the Tyneside Cinema for a screening of The Dilapidated Dwelling, introduced by Patrick Keiller, and a Q+A after the film.

Renowned director Patrick Keiller invites discussion of his haunting exploration of why, as a supposedly advanced economy, the UK fails to address the problem of its dilapidated, over-valued housing stock. Patrick Keiller studied and practised architecture before studying in the Department of Environmental Media at the Royal College of Art. He has been making films since 1981, which have been widely screened internationally and in the UK. His first feature length film, ‘London’ (1992) and its sequel, ‘Robinson in Space’, (1997) are narrated by Paul Scofield who accompanies his unseen friend Robinson on excursions around London, researching the problems of London and England.

‘The Dilapidated Dwelling’ (2000), was made for television but never broadcast and features Tilda Swinton as the voice of another researcher, surveying the dilapidated state of England’s housing stock after a twenty-year absence.

The sequel to London and Robinson in Space, ‘Robinson in Ruins’ (2010) was the result of a three-year research project, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave, and focused on the natural world around the South of England.

This event is free but pre-booking is essential.
To book please call the Tyneside Cinema Box Office on 0191 227 5500.

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