Join Iain Sinclair and John Rogers to watch and discuss Johns‘ new film, London Overground (2016, 80 mins), in which Sinclair reprises his journey on foot around the Overground railway first made for his 2015 book of the same name.
Joined once again by filmmaker Andrew Kötting, the film also sees Iain walking with Chris Petit and Bill Parry-Davies on the 35 mile circular yomp. Iain describes the ‘Ginger Line’ as the ‘spin-drier of capitalism whirling bank notes around the city – a real moment to look at this city of unreal money’ where a new city is emerging.
The recently completed Overground circuit provides ‘a tiny little map of what is happening now’ in London. What emerges from the film is a snapshot of the city in transition and also a unique insight into the most important chronicler of contemporary London.