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Welcome to Waterloo Sunset
A coming of age story with a difference...

Poignant, heartbreaking, yet incredibly uplifting, Waterloo Sunset is a documentary about the nation’s invisible minority and growing older in Britain today. Filmed over three months last summer, independent filmmaker Harvey Marcus tells the story of the amazing 18th Century Hopton’s Almshouse, beside the Thames, and the equally remarkable elderly residents who now find themselves dwarfed by luxury apartments and sky-scraping office blocks, contending with a world that’s changing around them. Described by film critic Jason Solomons as ‘gorgeous and full of great characters’ the film mourns the loss of community and a forgotten generation, but in the shape of residents like 93 year old yoga teacher, Jenny, and crooner Shamus, 76 years young and still dreaming of pop stardom, Waterloo Sunset also offers hope and inspiration for the future.

 

Virgin Atlantic and BBC Radio Film Critic quote in full: ‘A gorgeous film with great characters; Marcus has a warm way with these folks, and an empathetic camera so you lean in to hear their stories and embrace their indomitable London spirit. Life is to be lived, remembered and romanticised but, most importantly, to be taken in its stride.’

Currently playing at 15 cinemas nationwide with more to come...

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