C Fylm is delighted to announce two evenings of film and discussion with documentary film maker Molly Dineen in Cornwall on 20th and 21st October.
As part of the “Britain on Film” series presented by the BFI, C Fylm – Cornwall’s community film network – will screen her film “The Lie of the Land” and invite members of the food, farming and film making community to join in a discussion about how the countryside and food production is changing as a result of collective action.
Thursday 20th October at CAST Cornubian Arts and Sciences Trust) Helston, 3 Penrose Road, TR13 8TP – Locally sourced Cornish food served from 18.30
Film Screening 19.30 Followed by a discussion
Friday 21st October in Truro Library, Union Place, Truro TR1 1EP doors open 1900
Saturday 22nd October Newlyn Film House, 23-31 The Coombe, Newlyn TR18 5HS
In The Lie of the Land, Molly explores the realities of life as a British small holder farmer in 2007. The film examines our contradictory relationship with nature; the harsh realities of its cycles of life and death; and the consequences of our desire for increasingly cheap food, and the future of small farms – a topical subject still. The film also features a long section portraying farming and country pursuits on the Lizard at the time. We will be screening this film as part of the evening and to include some other shorts about farming from the BFI collection.
Molly Dineen Trained at the London College of Communication and the National Film and Television School, Molly has directed more than ten films on a broad range of contemporary subjects, often focusing on changing institutions. Her film The Lord’s Tale (2002), on the reform of the House of Lords and Geri on Geri Halliwell, the Spice Girl at the time of her departure from the band and Tony Blair during his election campaign of 1997 all preceded The Lie of the Land.
She found early success with her documentary, Home from the Hill (1985), a documentary about retired soldier and safari operator, Colonel Hook. Subsequent works include The Ark (1993), a series of four films about London Zoo in crisis, which won a BAFTA Award for Best Series, and The Lord’s Tale (2002), on the reform of the House of Lords. In 2003 Molly won The Grierson Memorial Trust Trustees’ Award for her outstanding contribution to the art of documentary.