Beatrice Gibson b. 1978
The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us (2010)
2010, 16mm film transferred to HD, 45’.
The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us is a 16mm film conceived in the format of a TV Play and set in an older people’s home. Part documentary, part fiction, the script for the film was a collaboration between Beatrice Gibson and writer and critic George Clark, and was constructed from transcripts of a discussion group held over a period of five months with the residents of four Care Homes. Taking B.S. Johnson’s 1971 experimental novel House Mother Normal as its formal departure point and employing the logic of a musical score, the script is edited into a vertical structure, featuring eight simultaneous monologues. The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us features actors Roger Booth, Corinne Skinner Carter, Janet Henfrey, Ram John Holder, Anne Firbank, John Tilbury, William Hoyland and Jane Wood.
The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest of Us was commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery. Funded by Camden Council Homes for Older People, Arts Council England and devevloped with the Support of FLAMIN, Film London.
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