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Running Time 90 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Apr 27, 2011
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The Arbor

A portrait of troubled British playwright Andrea Dunbar and her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. Andrea wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate. When she died, tragically at the age of 29 in 1990, her daughter Lorraine was just ten years old. Now 29 years old, Lorraine is currently ostracized from Buttershaw and in prison, serving a sentence for manslaughter for the death of her son. While being rehabilitated in prison, Lorraine is re-introduced… Show more

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July 22, 2011 - Boston.com - Loren King, Globe Correspondent

An innovative hybrid of documentary, staged reading, fictional feature, and confessional, “The Arbor’’ defies categorization not merely for art’s sake - although its artistry is without question - but because conventional forms seem inadequate for such a harrowing story.

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