7 to 9 September 2018


Throughout the Festival




Curated by Nathan Hughes


Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE

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Curated by Nathan Hughes

A programme of films that look at the world, landscape and place and people: who we are and where we live. Connections across continents or closer inspection of a particular happening or story.Living Landscapes, movement, transitions and elements – migration, weather patterns and change over time. 


11:00 – 13:20

BRINDABELLAS | Edge of Light – Silver Dory Productions                   2 hours 20 mins

Featuring the sky and landscapes of the Canberra region of Australia – in particular the Brindabella Ranges. Captured in monochromatic (near) infrared, it focuses on the interplay of mountain light, air and water as these elements transform across the seasons – from clouds to mist, rain and snow – frost and ice – and creeks and rivers. Filmed with near-infrared light using modified RED Digital Cinema cameras. In photography these are often defined as just infra-red but near infra-red is a more accurate description as the wavelengths recorded fall within the near-infrared spectrum: 750 – 1400 nanometres (nm). By comparison, light that’s visible to the typical human eye lies between 390 and 700nm. 

13:30 - 15:10

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY                                 1 hour 37 mins

Thomas Riedelsheimer, 2017         

Shot over four years between 2013-2016, Leaning into The Wind is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of land artist, sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy's world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy's work and Thomas Riedelsheimer's exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world. 

15:20 – 17:00

SLEEP FURIOUSLY - Gideon Koppell, 2009                                              1 hour 34 mins

This delicate, tonally complex film by Gideon Koppel is a documentary love-letter to Trefeurig, the Welsh farming community in Ceredigion where he grew up, and where his parents found refuge from Nazi Germany during the second world war. It is a rural society, outwardly placid and at one with a landscape of stunning beauty, but in fact in crisis. Koppel's film takes as its starting point the closure of the local school, a definitive, calamitous loss for a place where shops and bus services have already vanished.


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