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Open City Docs Fest Opening Gala: THE AUCTION HOUSE: A Tale of Two Brothers

OCDF 2014

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

Open City Docs Fest Opening Gala: THE AUCTION HOUSE: A...

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The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers
Edward Owles / 2014 / UK, India / 85’

Tue 17 June / 19:00 / Bloomsbury Theatre

The oldest auction house in India fights for survival in the age of eBay and a booming Calcutta. Ed Owles’ first documentary feature follows its owners, two brothers: one recently returned to his homeland after a long and successful career in the UK; the other steeped in the firm’s traditions and sceptical about his elder brother’s plans for change.

Desperate to revive the fortunes of the beloved auction house that was purchased from the British by his grandfather, the odds are stacked against Anwar – a chaotic, fragmented city; a sleepy, half-morose staff and most of all his quarrelsome younger brother, Arshad.

The brothers struggle with living together for the first time since they were teenagers and try to find a place for their future by remembering their past. Their amusing, argumentative, but ultimately heartfelt relationship explores whether old family businesses like the Russell Exchange can still find a niche in 21st century India.

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When & Where

Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon St
WC1H 0AH London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

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OCDF 2014

Open City Docs Fest is a live festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. Every event is a 'live' event at Open City Docs Fest with filmmaker Q&As, film and subject panel discussions, live scores, comedy, theatre, guided documentary walks, live music, food, workshops for industry and public. It is where the filmmakers meet their audience.

The Festival is one of several projects run by Open City Docs, founded by Michael Stewart. Based at UCL,Open City Docs is where the next generation of filmmaker is nurtured and celebrated, delivering film screenings and live events, training programmes and projects throughout the year including Open City Docs FestMyStreet and Open City Docs School. We also run screening events through the year called Open City Docs Specials.

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