LMFF 2022: The Future Tense + Q&A

Dir: Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy
Ireland / United Kingdom / 2022 / 89mins

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‘In different places, different thoughts emerge.’ Irish artists, Desperate Optimists (aka Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor) have spent three decades in England – raising their now nearly-adult daughter Molly, and putting down creative and personal roots.

In The Future Tense, they consider whether it’s now time to make a move, in an essay film as erudite as it is funny. They explore their own migration story, those of many before them and ask: ‘does Ireland have an addiction to mass immigration?’ And if so, how has English colonialism shaped that?

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Irish poet and writer Cherry Smyth, and journalist and producer/presenter of "The Plastics Podcast", Doug Devaney 


London Migration Film Festival is an annual film festival that has been running since 2016. The aim of the festival is to challenge the narrow rhetoric on migration that often sees migration, and people on the move, framed in reductive and dehumanising binaries. The latest edition of the festival is taking place from 24-30 November 2022.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub