CINEMA - A Year In A Field - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Cinema: A Year In A Field

A quiet film by Christopher Morris.

Sunday 25th February 2024 | 7.30pm

Admission: €7 Incl Booking Fee

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The story of one Cornish field told over one climatic year.

Winter Solstice 2020: with his camera and tripod, BAFTA winning documentary filmmaker Christopher Morris began filming each day in a field near his home.

“I’ve never glued my hand to a road, or strapped myself to a tree and I’ve never been on a climate protest march but once in a lifetime natural disasters are happening more than once in my lifetime and I’ve got to do something...”

A quiet, unnoticed, one-man vigil, a direct-action of stillness.

He stopped filming on Winter Solstice 2021: a year that UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said was “make or break” for humanity to confront the climate crisis.

“I struggle to comprehend what I am being told.”

A Year In A Field is not made by a climate scientist. It is a local, lo-fi, low-impact film - in contrast to the overblown, blue-chip, carbon-generating film productions that fly the globe in pursuit of unfamiliar wonders to address the climate emergency through tech-driven cinematic dazzle - more akin to science fiction.

“How do we respond to such monumental and remote stories?”

BAFTA-winning documentarian Christopher Morris invites us to slow down, as he films for a year in a West Cornwall field; to immerse ourselves in this quiet, direct-action of stillness, to take a breath and reflect on the planetary impacts of our brief human existence, under the watchful gaze of the Longstone, an ancient monolith that predominates this elemental landscape.

Director: Christopher Morris
86 mins | UK | 2022 | 12A

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