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Of Time and the City Details

  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2009
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 12 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Terence Davies
  • Cast:Terence Davies.

FULL SYNOPSIS

British filmmaker [[Performer~P86858~Terence Davies~terencedavies]] pays homage to the city of his birth in this visual essay on the seaside town of Liverpool. Described by [[Performer~P86858~Davies~terencedavies]] as "a love song and a eulogy," Of Time and the City uses vintage home movies and newsreel footage to paint a portrait of the Liverpool he knew as a child, a tough working-class community where decay and resilience walked side by side, even as many of the efforts to "improve" Liverpool in the '60s accomplished little beyond robbing it of its character and rough-hewn beauty. Combining a variety of found images with music and poetry, Of Time and the City explores how this slow evolution of Liverpool impacted the people who lived there, and how the people also became part of the city's ups and downs. Of Time and the City was screened as a special presentation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 21, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Roy Boulter Carl Foreman Award 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sol Papadopoulos Carl Foreman Award 2008 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Terence Davies Best British Director 2008 Nominee

Crew

Terence Davies
Director
Roy Boulter
Producer
Sol Papadopoulos
Producer
Terence Davies
Screenwriter
Tim Pollard
Cinematographer
Ian Neil
Composer (Music Score)
Liza Ryan-Carter
Editor
Lisa Marie Russo
Executive Producer
Tracy O'Riordan
Executive Producer
Christopher Moll
Executive Producer
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