All in Black Mirror

Cherry Street's Expressed Body of Resistance

In Black Mirror’s “Arkangel,” Brenna Harding’s character Sara hitches a ride from a truck just before it crosses a bridge. In the distance the towers of an urban skyline are dim profiles in the late afternoon sun, but all around her are the signs of an industrial neighbourhood — a factory, construction pylons, and decaying municipal infrastructure. Although set in an anonymous American town, the scene was shot on Cherry Street in Toronto’s Portlands.