Manchester Lift-Off 2017 – Busking Turf Wars – Feature and Shorts

Busking Turf Wars - Feature and Shorts

Monday 27th March, 9.15 - 11.30pm
@ Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL

Short 1.

Dir. Joo Hwan Kim
South Korea | 2015 | 25mins | Language: Korean with English subtitles
Lee Kwang is an illegal immigrant in Korea. He makes a living by stealing dogs from animal shelters and selling them to butchers. But when he adopts a big golden retriever named Bori, the two develop a special bond.

Short 2.

Dir. Christopher Oliva
USA | 2016 | 18mins | Language: English
A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. Unemployed and living with his single mother, Rupert Madurski must find a nice balance in a world without spacemen.


Busking Turf Wars
Dir. Peter Trifunovic
UK | 2016 | 73mins | Language: English
For Steven Lockmoore, busking is a way of life. He's worked hard for his place on the street and is passionate about the community he is a part of. But his world starts to slowly unravel with the emergence of a rival busker, Paul Adrian, who is invading Steven's turf. Steven has to go on an exploration of what is important to him and what it means to be an artist following your dreams.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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