We were delighted to screen two films highlighting the weird and wonderful aspects of British life during the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Thursday 8 November (start time: 19:00): Arcadia
In a special screening of Arcadia, this provocative and poetic new film explores our relationship with the land, showing different versions of the countryside and its conflicting histories.
Directed by BAFTA-winning director Paul Wright, Arcadia is a sensory journey into the beauty and brutality, magic and madness of our changing relationship with Rural Britain and each other.
The film combines over 100 years of archive film with a grand, expressive new score by Adrian Utley of Portishead and Will Gregory of Goldfrapp.
- Arcadia is rated for 15 years and older.
- Running time: 78 minutes.
Friday 9 November (start time: 19:00): From the Sea to the Land Beyond
This fascinating and moving film by award-winning director Penny Woolcock is a lyrical portrait of Britain's coastline, created through an exquisite combination of evocative archive footage drawn from the BFI National Archive and stirring music.
Brighton-based band British Sea Power set the course for this cinematic voyage with an original score that ebbs and flows with the natural sounds of seagulls, ships and snippets of speech to create a deeply compelling and uniquely uplifting film experience.
- From the Sea to the Land Beyond is rated U.
- Running time: 73 minutes.