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Fly a Flag for Poplar

  • Film

Time Out says

Those convinced that the proper translation of cinéma-vérité is cinema boredom will have their belief confirmed by this documentary tribute to Poplar's community spirit. Large, inert slabs of it are devoted to the day-to-day doings of its people, particularly those organising a neighbourhood festival: mums prepare meals, a clergyman greets passers-by, a Ford worker drives to Dagenham, someone performs on the spoons. The fragmentary reconstruction of Poplar's past, using newsreels and photographs, is far more interesting; and the print quality is often better, too.
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Release Details

  • Duration:81 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Roger Buck, Caroline Goldie, Ron Orders, Geoff Richman, Marie Richman, Tony Wickert
  • Cast:
    • Alice Mahoney
    • John Mahoney
    • Andrew Tuck
    • Joe Mitchell
    • Bill Pyne
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