An elderly Asian woman wearing a pink hat and gold-rimmed glasses looks up into the sky, her eyes closed and a smile on her face.

About Waterloo Sunset

Poignant, moving and uplifting, Waterloo Sunset is a documentary about the elderly residents who live at the remarkable Hopton’s Almshouse, beside the Thames. Built in 1752 for the borough’s poor, the occupants - many in their 80s and 90s - now find themselves living in one of London’s most sought-after locations, dwarfed by luxury apartments and towering glass skyscrapers.

Over the course of one summer, filmmaker Harvey Marcus discovers a story of a community battling with regeneration, change and what it means to grow old in today’s Britain, but also a tale of hope, wisdom and inspiration - epitomized by 92 year old Yogi Jenny and the incorrigible crooner Shamus, who despite his 76 years and various ailments, still dreams of pop stardom.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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