Thu, 12 May|
Under the Edge Arts
Film Screening: Acts of Quiet Resistance
A sparing road movie tracing one man’s transient and timeless existence on the peripheries of modern life.
Time & Location
12 May 2022, 20:00
Under the Edge Arts, The Chipping, 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
film standard£6.00+£0.15 service fee