All the People Screening + Q&A with Sarah Miles

Image Credit: Magnificent Ray (2000) Courtesy of Sarah Miles and LUX, London.

Cinema Obscura, Wiveliscombe Primary School New Hall, North Street, Wiveliscombe TA4 2LA

01984 624657
info@somersetartworks.org.uk
somersetartworks.org.uk/allthepeople

Sunday 01 October 2017
7.30 - 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Admission Fee: £5 at the door
Booking essential
Box Office 01984 624657 Book online: allthepeople.eventbrite.co.uk

A programme of short films curated by Josephine Lanyon. 
Includes Q&A with Sarah Miles

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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