Bodies in Land Film Festival 23 – 24 May 2014
The ‘Bodies in Land’ Film Festival opens in Abercych on the evening of Friday 23 May with the Wales Premiere of “All This Can Happen”, a new film by David Hinton and renowned choreographer Siobhan Davies. We’re pleased to announce that Siobhan Davies will be coming to Wales from London to discuss the film. (Admission: £6/£4)
“All This Can Happen”: A flickering dance of intriguing imagery brings to light the possibilities of ordinary movements from the everyday which appear, evolve and freeze before your eyes. Made entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of moving image, All This Can Happen (2012) follows the footsteps of the protagonist from the short story ‘The Walk’ by Robert Walser. Juxtapositions, different speeds and split frame techniques convey the walker’s state of mind as he encounters a world of hilarity, despair and ceaseless variety.
On Saturday 24 May you can take a walking route through the village, taking in an international selection of films in a variety of settings, from a restored worker’s cottage, to the village pub, to the mansion (free).
At 4pm there will be a screening of dance films in Abercych Village Hall (£4, children free).
The festival concludes with a Twmpath social dance held in the Village Hall on Saturday 24 May form 7pm, with Julie Murphy and The Gower Allstars calling the dances. We’ll also be screening the ‘people’s choice’ short film at the Twmpath. (£6/£4)
Jade Mellor of Wild Pickings is back to provide cafe refreshments throughout the event.
Tickets for individual events and weekend passes are available to book in advance through Eventbrite: