Event Information

Strange Worlds, Changing Utopias Film Season presents Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. This acclaimed documentary will be enhanced by screening archival documentary from 1956 highlighting how city planners often struggle to get it right – despite good intentions.

Strange Worlds, Changing Utopias Film Season is an originally curated season from Victoria Park Productions celebrating archive film and dynamic new stories exploring the pressing issues of our past, present and future. Our season responds to one of the most important debates facing society today: people and the ever changing relationship to our environment.

This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.

Midlands Arts Centre is serious about film. We listen to our audiences to ensure you get the cinema experience you want. Duration stated includes trailers and adverts (check individual listings for Q&A details). Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food and drink policy. You can find more information about our cinema refreshments policy here. You can also see more information about Relaxed Screenings here.