Hidden in the English countryside theres a secret garden like no other. One mans work of forty yearsand never before seen by the public…until now. A film about art, nature, toil and solitude.The Hereford Alternative Arts Centre is the singular creation of Black Country visionary artist Paul RickJones. A work-in-progress since 1974, Ricks unruly garden is a labyrinthine junkyard wonderland,boasting delights such as a kettle tree, canoe hotel and a geodesic dome made of bed frames.Documented by director Barney Snow over the course of a summer, we follow Rick as he decides to open up his garden and let an unsuspecting public see his lifes work. Ricks project is an uncompromising attempt to force a truce between nature and man-made objects. In doing so he provokes us to question our constructs of order and beauty in a consumer age.Knockabout and affectionate in equal measure, The Glory of the Garden also has an undertow of sadness - as Rick puts it, unless you believe in magic, youm on your own. - Ian Francis, Flatpack FF.British film-maker Barney Snow has been making independent documentaries and factual TV for twentyyears. Snows television documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, and more, cover diverse subjects from art dealers to trawlermen, bailiffs, prisoners, doctors and animal obsessives.The Glory of the Garden is Snows second Black Country indie documentary, after the Midlands mystery art detective story, Some Day Ill Find You, 2014. His independent documentaries examine the theme of creative outsiders driven to making category-defying projects. Where Has Eternity Gone? features Dakota-based Lennon channellers attempting to alter earthly events with songs. Snows films have shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Slamdance, Open City, and Flatpack.
Sat 28 Sep
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of theThe Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hitOne Man, Two Guvnorsreturns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Lives 10th birthday.Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect �6,000 from his fiances dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, whos been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Sun 29 Sep
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: David Benson, Oliver Chris, James Corden
English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy.
Sun 29 Sep
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