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Cinema Kiosk to screen Olympic love story at Stratford Station

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 October 2012

A cinema kiosk modelled on a 1920s ticket booth will screen a love story on the tube for commuters at Stratford Station.

The short film called Who is Community? is about a fictional meeting on the Central Line between the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, and German political theorist Hannah Arendt. It also features a series of images for Stratford Underground station by artist Bob and Roberta Smith and director Tim Newton.

Mr Newton said: “The film makes a serious point about how to understand publicness in a joyful, optimistic and playful way.”

Commuters can watch the film on two small cinema-screens incorporated into the heritage-style ticket booth from October 17.

A special launch at Stratford Theatre Royal on October 17 will mark the installation with a live production of music from the film.

The film was commissioned by Art on the Underground.


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