We have been living in a year of deep uncertainty. We come together to discuss and share thoughts and ideas about you, our future, and to find some fun in these strange and disconcerting times. We have collected a selection of films and events for a small festival, as a way of thinking forward together.
Lots of love,
Clare Whistler and Rebecca E Marshall
Dear Future Festival programmers
Films and events in the festival
4-7 November 2021
The Gleaners and I - plus informal discussion with Rebecca E Marshall and Clare Whistler
Agnès Varda's touching and inspiring film was made over the course of a year using a hand-held digital camera as she seeks out scavengers across the French countryside.
After Life - plus informal discussion with Rebecca E Marshall and Clare Whistler
With humour and tenderness, filmmaker Koreeda challenges the viewer to reflect on the experiences that most make life worth living.
To Go Back In Time To Dream Forward - woodland workshop
Go on a woodland meditation and indulge in some 'forest bathing' in the heart of the East Sussex countryside in this special workshop and short film screening. External Workshop, Powdermill Wood, 1.30pm to 4pm.
The Forest in Me - plus informal discussion with Rebecca E Marshall and Clare Whistler
A very special screening and talk with Rebecca E Marshall about her film focusing on elderly Siberian hermit, Agafya Lykova, and a warm meditation on time and space. Clare Whistler talks to Rebecca E Marshall and invites questions from the audience in this special friends and family screening of her film.
Heart of a Dog - plus informal discussion with Rebecca E Marshall and Clare Whistler
Multimedia artist and musician Laurie Anderson's beloved dog Lolabelle is remembered in this touching, cinematic personal essay.
This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection - plus informal discussion with Rebecca E Marshall and Clare Whistler
An extraordinary, intimate drama about an 80-year-old widow fighting development plans that will obliterate her village.
About Clare and Rebecca
Clare Whistler is a collaborative artist. She makes work in movement, site-specific work in the landscape, poetry and performance.
As eco poets kin’d & kin’d she works with Kay Syrad, runs Elephant Press with Raphael Whittle and co runs WATERWEEK with Charlotte Still.
Rebecca E Marshall is a filmmaker and director of The Electric Palace Cinema. Rebecca is a Doctor of Philosophy in Film by Practice and specialises in the 16th century humanist philosopher Michel de Montaigne and his driving principle of uncertainty.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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