Thu, 14 Oct|
Under the Edge Arts
Film: Acts of Quiet Resistance
Acts Of Quiet Resistance is a documentary by filmmaker Ian Nesbitt, steeped in the slow cinema tradition.
Time & Location
14 Oct 2021, 19:30
Under the Edge Arts, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
Michael lives and travels in a horsedrawn wagon. As the film begins, we find him preparing to cross the channel into France following a whim to swim his horse in the Mediterannean, then turning back six months later to buy a pair of boots at a horse fair in the Cotswolds. As Michael himself says, he spends his entire life travelling, without ever leaving home.
Filmmaker Ian Nesbitt spends a calendar year visiting him periodically on his version of pilgrimage. The result is a sparing road movie tracing Michael's transient and timeless existence on the peripheries of modern life. Acts Of Quiet Resistance is a documentary steeped in the slow cinema tradition. Five years in the making, it continues a thread in Ian's work of collaboratively made films, blurring the line between subject and filmmaker. There will be a Q&A with the director after the screening
“For fans of Shirley Collins, Richard Linklater, campfires and Robert Bresson, but this film is so beautifully sideways it sweeps away comparisons really.” - Cube Microplex, Bristol
Doors open 7:30pm, screening at 8pm