Film: Brilliant, ambitious series of London shorts begins at the cinema

Date
17 March 2014
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1 minute read

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.

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Jake Green: The Renoir

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Jake Green: The Renoir

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Jake Green: The Renoir

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Jake Green: The Renoir

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Jake Green: The Renoir

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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