Thursday 21 September 7.30pm to 10.00pm BOOK TICKETS HERE
The Green Room Theatre, rear of Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG
Dorking Radical Film Festival is delighted to bring you this captivating, multi-award winning film. Prolific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and “radical humanist” John Berger is the focus of this vivid four-part cinematic portrait.
Admission: £9, Concessions £6
We’re very pleased to announce that we have Jerwood Drawing Prize winner, local artist Alison Carlier introducing our screening of The Seasons in Quincy – 4 Portraits of John Berger this Thursday 21st September at The Green Room Theatre in #Dorking. Alison will also be leading a free drawing activity for ticket holders in the bar from 7pm before the screening. She will be working with some of Berger’s thoughts and observations on drawing based on texts from his work ‘Bento’s Sketchbook’. No previous experience required and all materials will be provided.
The Seasons in Quincy is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. It was produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual hub for graduate filmmaking based at Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner. In 1973 Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. He realized that subsistence peasant farming, which had sustained humanity for millennia, was drawing to an historical close. He determined to spend the rest of his life bearing witness to this vanishing existence, not least by participating in it. Berger’s trilogy Into their Labours chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. Our portrait places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in Quincy.
Take a look at this beautiful film…