All the People Screening + Q&A with Ben Rivers

Image Credit: Origin of the Species (2008) Courtesy of Ben Rivers and LUX, London.

Roxy Cinema, 36 High Street, Axbridge, BS26 2AF

07725 051523
info@somersetartworks.org.uk
http://somersetartworks.org.uk/allthepeople/

Thursday 28 September 2017
7.30 to 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Admission Fee: £5
Booking recommended
07725 051523 / book online: allthepeopleroxycinema.eventbrite.co.uk

A programme of short films curated by Josephine Lanyon. 
Includes Q&A with Ben Rivers

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 will be toured to other venues in Somerset between 28 September - 1 October. Each screening includes an introduction by curator and Q&A with one of the artist. 

More information: somersetartworks.org.uk/allthepeople

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