Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (on bicycle)

My friend Tom (who is in one of my favourite bands and is a genuine banjo heart-throb) has directed this film which will be shown at the Cube Cinema on Friday. There's a good blog post about it all over here and here's what the facebook page says:

Shot in a frantic week in September 2007, and only recently finished ‘The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (on bicycle)’ is a travelogue that cycles in the footsteps of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge whilst also somehow being lost at sea with The Ancient Mariner.

Armed with a photocopy of the poem four intrepid Artists travel a route that Coleridge would of regularly walked, from Nether Stowey to Bristol. Along the way they drew as many people as they could into The Mariner's plight.

The team worked with a primary school, a school for people with learning difficulties, several community groups, two homes for elderly people and a pub.

The film knits together The Mariner’s tale with drama, reminiscence, writing & animation, to make a psychedelic yet perfect mix between entertainment, community outreach and human interest.

Directed by Tom Stubbs, co-directed by Jay Kerry, Jon Nicholas and Joff Winterhart. Produced by Wolf + Water. Running time 50 minutes.

The film is preceded by a couple of shorts.
‘Shape UP!’ by Biggerhouse Film + Video and
‘Light and Dark’ by Michael Smith and Tom Stubbs

Afterwards there will be some live music by local Bristol bands My Two Toms and Bucky.

Admission £6 (£5 concession)
Friday 17th October 2008
Doors open 7.30

1 comment: said...

I noticed that you mentioned "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and thought I'd pass along a link a version that includes the etext, audio narration and even illustrations - which might make it helpful for those that are interested in the story: