The Arbor


1h 34m 2010

Brief Synopsis

A portrait of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. Andrea wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate. When she died, tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, her daughter Lorraine was just ten years old

Film Details

Also Known As
Arbor
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Biography
Documentary
Drama
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Arts Council of England; U.K. Film Council; Verve Pictures
Distribution Company
KINOSMITH/STRAND RELEASING; Kinosmith; Kinosmith; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

A portrait of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. Andrea wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate. When she died, tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, her daughter Lorraine was just ten years old. Now 29 years old, Lorraine is currently ostracized from Buttershaw and in prison, serving a sentence for manslaughter for the death of her son. While being rehabilitated in prison, Lorraine is re-introduced to her mother's plays and private letters, and as she reflects on the parallels in their lives, she begins to come to terms with her role in the death of her son.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arbor
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Biography
Documentary
Drama
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Arts Council of England; U.K. Film Council; Verve Pictures
Distribution Company
KINOSMITH/STRAND RELEASING; Kinosmith; Kinosmith; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best New Documentary Filmmaker (Clio Barnard) at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States Spring April 27, 2011

Limited Release in United States Summer August 26, 2011

Released in United States on Video September 6, 2011

Released in United States 2010

Limited Release in United States Spring April 27, 2011 (New York City)

Limited Release in United States Summer August 26, 2011 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video September 6, 2011

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Documentary Feature Competition) April 21-May 2, 2010.)

Released in United States 2011 (Documentaries/Out of Competition)

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States 2011 (True Stories)

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Documentary Feature Competition) April 21-May 2, 2010.