If you picked up a copy of our winter 2013 issue of Printed Pages you will have come across a tremendous series of photos Jake Green shot at the about-to-be-refurbished Renoir cinema. They were actually part of a much larger project Jake is working on with Simon Poon Tip, a collaborative collection of 32 films telling 32 London stories (the number coincides with the capital’s boroughs). We are delighted to bring you the first five films all this week; starting with the elegiac piece filmed during the last days of the old Renoir.
It’s a beautifully crafted celebration of the old picture house, poignant without being cloying, thought-provoking without trying too hard.
And as you’ll see unfold over the course of this week, the films are eclectic both in subject matter and visual tone, promising to build a fantastic portrait of this complicated, and sometimes unforgiving metropolis.