Open Cinema


Open Cinema is a network of participatory cinemas for homeless and socially excluded people. We enable members to programme seasons of the best in contemporary cinema, lead discussions with major filmmakers, and produce and distribute festival-level short films of their own. We are working to make cinema a forum to connect talent with need.

Involvement in film

The film was devised and produced by members at our east London Open Cinema venue, supervised by professional filmmaker Ruth Cook, and executive produced by Christoph Warrack, with production coordination from the Open Cinema team.


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