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W4 Films & BRACE Dementia Research presents

Grey Matter + Q&A [12A]

88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ
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Runtime: 95 mins

Genre: Drama

W4 Films and BRACE Dementia Research present the award-winning British drama Grey Matter directed by Arabella Burfitt-Dons followed by a Q&A with the director and Liverpool cinematographer Stuart White.

Teenager Chloe has never been close with her Nan Peg but when she gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moves into the family home, Chloe’s forced to become her stay-at-home carer overnight. Chloe reluctantly joins a local support group where she meets Sam who helps her realise how much things are soon about to change for her Nan. Chloe confronts Peg — what does she really want to do before she forgets? Chloe comes up with a ‘f**k-it list’ and decides to make Peg’s summer unforgettable.

Doors: 18:30 Screening: 19:00.


Book now — £12 / £10

This event is part of FACT's Community Cinema. If you're an artist, independent filmmaker, charity, film club, or arts organisation, find out how FACT can support your film screening.

Community Cinema events do not include adverts before the screening. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening and the programme will start promptly at 19:00. Please arrive in plenty of time to help our team ensure everyone has a great experience.


Grey Matter is Arabella's directorial debut after producing several features and founding the film production company W4 Films. Her produced features include the mockumentary Love Possibly, which collected over 60 awards on its festival circuit, the Frightfest horror comedy Killer Weekend, and the psychological thriller We the Kings, which won Best UK Feature at Raindance in 2018. Arabella's short rom-com A Gentle Push has screened at several festivals and was a finalist at the New York Film Awards and the London Independent Story Award. Grey Matter won Best Foreign Debut at its world premiere in Toronto at the Female Eye Film Festival and premiered in the UK at London Film Week. Arabella worked with Liverpool cinematographer Stuart White to shoot the film, a renowned director of photography in the industry, as well as a devoted Liverpool football fan.


A London based film production company that makes the films you love to watch. Producing award-winning independent feature films of a wide range of genres from comedies to thrillers. W4 Films has partnered with BRACE Dementia Research on the film Grey Matter to raise awareness and donations to fund their groundbreaking research into dementia.


BRACE funds small scale pilot projects looking at new and promising ways of understanding and tackling dementia. The charity has funded almost 40 PhDs, ensuring there will always be highly qualified dementia researchers. BRACE is a small charity committed to planting the acorns, so big trees can grow. Recent breakthroughs include the development of an early Alzheimer’s test, Fastball, which has gathered national and international attention for being the ‘first of its kind.’ The breakthrough was only possible thanks to BRACE funding the small-scale project. The test is now being investigated for possible use by the NHS. There are currently more than 250,000 without a dementia diagnosis in England alone. Fastball hopes to change this.

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