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Documentary Biography 
20101h 34mOn: Fandor Tags: Female Director Prison Drug Country: United Kingdom

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, Lorraine was just ten years old. The Arbor revisits the Buttershaw Estate where Dunbar grew up, thirty years on from her original play, telling the powerful true story of the playwright and her daughter Lorraine. Also aged 29, Lorraine had become ostracised from her mother’s family and was in prison undergoing rehab. Re-introduced to her mother’s plays and letters, the film follows Lorraine’s personal journey as she reflects on her own life and begins to understand the struggles her mother faced.The Arbor featuring Christine Bottomley and Manjinder Virk is streaming on Fandor, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a biography and documentary movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (1,775 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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#8,579 Ranked Movie

#171 Ranked in Movies on Fandor

#275 Ranked in Prison Movies

#876 Ranked in Biography Movies

The Arbor has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (1,775 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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