All the People Screening + Q&A with Adam Chodzko

Image Credit: The Pickers (2009) Courtesy of Adam Chodzko and LUX, London.

Strode Theatre, Church Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 OAB

01458 442846

Friday 29 September 2017
7.30 - 9.30pm
Admission Fee: £8 full / concessions £7
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A programme of short films curated by Josephine Lanyon. 
Screening + Q&A with Adam Chodzko

Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species, 2008 (16 mins)
Luke Fowler, Depositions, 2014 (24 mins 32 secs)
Sarah Miles, Magnificent Ray, 2000 (23 mins)
Adam Chodzko, The Pickers, 2009 (17 mins, 52 secs)

In this beautifully absorbing programme, we find people casting their futures by re-imagining Britain’s rural past. The title is drawn from the county’s fiercely independent 1911 motto ‘all the people of Somerset’ and gathers powerful stories of creative culture, agricultural work and scientific investigations from the hinterlands.

We start our journey with Ben Rivers, who was born in Somerset. His film, Origin of the Species (2008), focuses on one man’s life pondering Charles Darwin, shot on an acre of land in Scotland... 

Luke Fowler’s Depositions (2014), explores the role of the Highland traveller in Gaelic Highland history and culture, combining archival footage from the Isle of Barra with new footage and interviews.

Sarah Miles returned to her childhood towns of Bridport and Portland to make Magnificent Ray (2000), which re-casts the landscape as a backdrop for a wild-west dream movie. 

Adam Chodzko’s The Pickers (2009), features Romanian migrant workers at a strawberry farm in Kent. By the end of the film, we understand the subjects are also the authors of the film.

The programme is also toured to other venues in Somerset between 28 September - 1 October:

THUR 28 September (Q&A with Ben Rivers)
7.30 – 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Roxy Cinema, 36 High Street, Axbridge, BS26 2AF
Ticket: £5
Box Office: 07725 051523
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SUN 1 October (Q&A with Sarah Miles)
7.30 – 9.30pm, (doors open at 7pm)
Cinema Obscura, Wiveliscombe Primary School New Hall, North Street, Wiveliscombe TA4 2LA
Ticket: £5
Box Office 01984 624657
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