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Dartmouth Caring shares experiences at special Cinema Screening

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: November 12, 2012

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Dreams of a Life

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DARTMOUTH Caring will be helping to create very special screening of a powerful documentary at the Flavel on Sunday, November 18.

The charity, which looks out for the elderly and the vulnerable in the Dartmouth and district community, will be helping with the screening of ‘Dreams of a Life’ as part of the Flavel’s ‘Critic’s Choice’ season.

The season, of which ‘Dreams…’ is the third event, sees a special film which is well regarded in critical circles shown with a special introduction and discussion led by experts in the film or its genre.

‘Dreams…’ deals with the tragic death of a woman named Joyce Vincent, who died alone in her London bedsit in 2003 and was not discovered for three years. The Guardian newspaper said the film “…lingered persistently in my mind, and it lingers still, like a melody of desperate sadness.”

The film will be introduced by expert Richard Alexander and after it is shown Dartmouth Caring Coordinator Alison Stocks will lead a discussion on the themes and points the film raises. Ms Stocks, as charity co-ordinator is part of the it’s drive to create social networks for the elderly in Dartmouth and its long-established befriending scheme.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to examine and discuss a vital subject for us all,” said Ms Stocks – who has been manager and coordinator at the charity for more than three years. “We are delighted and pleased that the Critic’s Choice Working Group has invited us to this event and we look forward to a fantastic film and a good discussion with the audience afterwards talking about the issues it raises.”

The film will be shown at the Flavel on Sunday 18 November. The doors open for the event at 7.15pm - tickets are £6.30 or £5.80 for concessions.

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