Here at the Water Tower in Brigstock we are showing a new program of films for 2014's Oundle Cinema Docs from this January.
We have five films on our program from international film makers taking on a range of diverse subjects.
Presented in a welcoming and friendly setting.
£25 per subscriber (£5/film x 5 films) or
£8 per film on the door on the night. All films begin showing at 7.45pm
Yummy cakes and tea and coffee available beforehand.
Wednesday 19th of March - Perverts Guide To Ideology
Director: Sophie Fiennes
Opinionated, infuriating, funny, neo-marxist, Slovenian psychologist Slavoj Žižek peers into the ideological brickworks that build our world. Using clips from a host of popular films from the Sound of Music, Jaws, Taxi Driver and more he delves into the seemingly implausible sub-structures of our lives. He wants to show us that what we think of as reality is shaped by ideology –ideology is what makes the mass of experience readable. Fiennes shows Žižek speaking from sets, as though speaking from the films themselves – and by extension from our own memories. The result is the most exhilarating lecture that you have seen.
"…constantly engaging and accessible" Roger Ebert
Wednesday 15th of January - Silence (2011)
Director: Pat Collins
Navigating a unique path betwixt fiction and documentary, this film is by turns haunting and utterly beguiling. Pat Collins has made a film that can be described as both meditation and odyssey. A sound-man journeys from Berlin to his native parts of the west of Ireland – a small island of fishermen - undertaking the documentation of landscapes free from man-made noise. The journey leads himself both inwards and return to his childhood. It maps an Ireland that is people free: hills, moors, scarps, rivers, woods, sky, great Atlantic breakers, deserted buildings and birdsong. But there is also the songs of Rory Gallagher and Sandy Denny as well as his mother singing ‘The Breeze and I’.
“…sparsely beautiful, but also appropriately troubled.” Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
Wednesday 19th of February - Mr Moo Man
Directors Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier
The remarkable story of a maverick farmer and his unruly cows, filmed over four years on the marshes of the Pevensey Levels.
In an attempt to save his family farm, Stephen Hook decides to turn his back on the cost cutting dairies and supermarkets, and instead stay small and keep his close relationship with the herd. However farmer Hook's plans to save the farm do not always go down well with his 55 spirited cows. The result is a laugh-out-loud, emotional roller-coaster of a journey.
“Yes, The Moo Man is a film about cows. But it is absolutely amazing.” Deboroah Ross, The Spectator
Wednesday 16th of April - In Real Life
Director: Beeban Kidron
In Real Life asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, In Real Life asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?
“Kidron opens a wide range of debates in which we all need to be involved.” Mark Kermode
Wednesday 21st of May - Winter Nomads
Director: Manuel von Sturler
800 sheep, 3 donkeys, four dogs and 2 shepherds as they embark on the annual transhumance that covers 600km in the Alps. It’s an eventful journey with surprising encounters, moving reunions, of a lifestyle that is slowly shrinking. A film dominated by the strong personalities, whose relationship and joie de vivre transform this journey into a celebration of freedom. Each day they brave the cold and bad weather, with a canvas cover and animal skins for nightly protection. As a life its difficult and improvisory, where particular attention has to be made to the animals, to nature and the cosmos.
“…it’s both engrossing and professionally beautiful.” Peter Calder