Star and Shadow Cinema goes to Abandon Normal Devices Festival (18 - 20 Sept)

Posted: 26th August 2015

Star and Shadow Cinema have been invited to run their film retreat, 'Losing the Plot', at Abandon Normal Devices Festival, deep within Grizedale Forest.

Losing the Plot (LTP) is Star and Shadow's pop up programme designed to fill the gap whilst the cinema relocates. The third edition of LTP is an unorthodox weekend of cinema in the wilderness, set in the beautiful surroundings of Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, and runs from Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September 2015.  The programme incorporates film screenings, discussions, reading material, walks, eating and camping - offering an opportunity to see alternative cinema in a deep rural setting. 

This edition embraces the context of the forest, not only through its constructed representations on film and as a source of folklore, mythology and fairy tale, but also as an environment that can influence the way the audience watches. The programme introduces new cinema from Filipino Raya Martin and American Josephine Decker, alongside significant experimental works from Margaret Tait, Chick Strand and Harun Farocki - all of which pursue different aesthetics in the documentary form. To animate the context of the forest the programme will include cult East-German children's film The Singing Ringing Tree (part of BFI's Love season), Apichatpong's seminal Tropical Malady, as well as brand-new Norwegian production Out of Nature

AND Festival will turn Grizedale forest into a laboratory and become a temporary haven for filmmakers, artists, creative technologists, philosophers and scientists, who will be enabled to explore the secret infrastructure of the forest. The festival is designed to offer new perspectives on the forest, through the eyes of the plants, animals and machines that inhabit it, allowing visitors an insight into nature's technologies as well as emerging trends in digital practice.

Weekend Pass: 

£35/30 concession which includes: 

  • 2 nights camping at Grizedale Campsite (30mins walk from the screening space),
  • meals,
  • 7/8 film screenings
  • reading material
  • access to the outdoor cinema events.

Single Screening Admission: £4/3

All Screenings are open to public.

For more information please see the AND website.


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