Playing March 20 - 26, 2009
Director: Terence Davies, UK
British filmmaker Terence Davies pays homage to the city of his birth in this visual essay on the seaside town of Liverpool. The film 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 Sixties 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.