Cinematic Dreams – the rise and fall of the Churchill Flyovers

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Join us for a screening of Cinematic Dreams, a social history documentary which uses the rise and fall of the Churchill Flyovers to chronicle the last 100 years of Hunter Street, Liverpool.

Using extensive archive material, it details the significant changes to Liverpool City Centre as a result of architect Graeme Shankland's 'Plan for Liverpool' in the 1960s.  Shankland's radical experiment to separate 'motor and man' resulted in the demolition of key historic landmarks and the construction of 'modernism' architecture. The film also details the impact of the 'motor and man' road developments on local communities and focuses upon the film maker’s own experience of growing up in the shadows of the flyovers.

Paul Sudbury is a local amateur filmmaker, who started making films age 12 using a Super 8 cine camera. He has created a number of social history films in the last 20 years including 'Gardens of Stone' and 'Cavern Mecca: Rebirth of The Beatles', all of which have had screenings at the Museum of Liverpool.

Doors open at 2.30pm and the screening begins at 3pm, after which there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker.