Dream On (Amber Collective | England. 1991 | 115 minutes | Rated 15)
Amber Collective | England. 1991 | 115 minutes | Rated 15
Tyneside’s Amber Collective are one of the most important and under-appreciated forces in British cinema, creating images of working class and subaltern life that are startling in their rare, hard-won sense of integrity and authenticity. ‘Dream On’ charts the fortunes of three women on a pub darts team in North Shields amidst the shake-up when a mysterious stranger comes to town. The screening was followed by a Q + A with members of the Amber Collective; Ellin Hare the film’s director, and Peter Roberts, its cinematographer.
The film was preceded by 'Copycat' (Sumaiya Alim, Viktoria Karbowniczek, Megan Thomson / Scotland, 2014 / 14 minutes), a short film made by schoolchildren in Prestonpans.