The Arbor (2011)
Actors:Christine Bottomley , Neil Dudgeon , Robert Emms , Natatlie Gavin , Manjinder Vrik , Jimi Mistry
THE ARBOR traces the tormented life and legacy of British playwright Andrea Dunbar. While renown for her three plays - The Arbor Rita, Sue and Bob Too and Shirley - Dunbar's life was plagued by chronic abuse and alcoholism. She died, tragically at the age of twenty-nine, leaving behind a brief, but illustrious career and three children from three different men. The documentary follows her eldest daughter Lorraine, as she comes to terms with her own struggles and those faced by her mother. Equal parts art and reportage, THE ARBOR is an unconventional and poignant piece of cinema.