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Dreamcatcher (Kim Longinotto: Vixen Films Retrospective)


Sundance award winner Dreamcatcher takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking in Chicago. Exploring the neglect, violence and exploitation that leave thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option, it follow Brenda Myers-Powell, a former teenage prostitute who, against a tide of seeming hopelessness, helps women and young girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film is a vivid portrait both of a community struggling to understand some of its most painful truths and an extraordinary woman who uses her past to inspire others.

Also showing as part of the Kim Longinotto: Vixen Films Retrospective: Pride of Place + Theatre Girls, Dream Girls + Shinjuku Boys, Divorce Iranian Style, Sisters in Law, Pink Saris


  • year. 2015

  • country. UK

  • run-time. 98mins

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 4.30PM

Film 5PM

Achingly moving and incredibly timely... Incredible and urgent
— Sight & Sound
Incredibly inspiring
— Time Out
Intensely moving...a real-world version of movie-star magnetism
— Variety
A lacerating film... Dreamcatcher immerses us in an ocean of pain, from which some do manage, somehow, to force their way to a shore of hope
— The Arts Desk