CineMe Shorts - Screening of BAFTA Winning Documentary Sexwork, Love and Mr Right With Q&A With Director Clare Sturges

Where: The Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar, Raleigh Road, Bedminster, Bristol,, BS3 1TF

When: 23 February 2016 8:00pm to 11:00pm

CineMe Shorts at Bristol's Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar.

For CineMe's second event of 2016, we are joined by director Clare Sturges who will be screening her 60 minute television documentary Sexwork, Love and Mr Right.  Clare will also be taking part in an audience Q&A, where she will be discussing the making of the film and winning the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award.  She will also be answering audience questions.

Clare's fascinating documentary is set in the world famous red-light district of Amsterdam and tells the story of prostitute Lina as she searches for Mr Right.  Lina thinks she has found true love with American customer Sean, but is she treading a fine line between fantasy and reality… could Sean be her Prince Charming or will she end up heartbroken?

With hard-won access to this notoriously secretive, hidden world, Sexwork, Love & Mr Right is a revealing and thought-provoking documentary that includes the stories of experienced punters and wise experts.  As streetwise sexworker Lina navigates the highs and lows of her precarious new relationship, the film asks can sexworkers ever really find true love?

Sexwork, Love and Mr Right has been cited as "Thoughtful, intelligent and offers an insight into an often hidden or stereotyped world" (Stuart Menzies - Controller ABC2 Australia).  More info on the film and its trailer can be seen at

Clare's film will headline February's film programme.  CineMe will also be screening a selection of other short films with a curated programme of work made locally, nationally and internationally.  We will also be joined by some of the local filmmakers, who will be discussing their work.

Film highlights include:-

1. The Gravedigger's Tour (Director Stephen Ryan) - An award winning drama about an Irish gravedigger struggling to come to terms as his beloved trade dies away in favour of mechinical diggers.  Will he realise time waits for no man or will progress leave him behind?

2. The Unknown (Director Jake Gorton) - A science fiction short where an app is released which allows users to save and load their progress, in the real world.

3. The Factory (Directors Thomas Phelan, Jack O'Dowd, George Lewis, Isaac McCardle and James Hambleton-Plumb) - Made for the DepicT! 90-Second Short Film Competition by Bristol filmmaking collective Workhouse Films.  An ominous factory overlooks a once prosperous town, now reduced to a wasteland.  An old man rumintates about the factory's hold on the world, and possibly himself.

4. Chuck Steel: Raging Balls of Steel Justice (Director Mike Mort) - Comedy / Animation broadcast on Film 4.  With the aid of Assface, his sex obsessed robot partner, Maverick cop Chuck Steel has to rescue an influential banker, who has been kidnapped by a group of escaped convicts.

5. 36 Questions (Directors Giancarlo Fiorentini and Jonathan Grimm) - Clever comedy short recommended by Bristol filmmaker Paul Holbrook of Shunk Films.  Two strangers participate in an experiment designed to make them fall in love by asking each other 36 increasingly personal questions.

6. Uncanny Reality (Director Federico Heller) - Acclaimed science fiction short set in the slums of the future, where virtual reality junkies satisy their violent impulses in online entertainment.  An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.

The other two shorts being shown on the night include Ted Rayner's 40 second animation Sir Pip and Carp Khan and Martin Lejeune's Goldeneye 64 Parody Time To Leave Dr. Doak.

CineMe Shorts starts at 8pm in the 'Green Room' in the main Tobacco Factory bar.  Please arrive before the start time as there is limited seating and full capacity is around 60 people.

Entry is £5 General Admission and £3.00 Concessions (NUS, 60+ & Bristol Crew members).  There we be the usual audience vote and the screening will conclude with chat and drinks in the main bar.  No advance sales, door admission only.

Entry Cost: £5.00 General Admission and £3.00 Concessions

Posted by: James Ewen | 22-02-2016

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