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Join us for a screening of four short documentary films presented by the Newlyn International Film Festival.
Booking is essential – please contact the Morrab Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01736 364474. Suggested donation of £4, payable on the door.
Strange Storms and Symphonies: The life of George Lloyd a film by Diana Taylor (dur. 44mins)
George Lloyd was Cornwall’s most prolific composer. His works included 12 symphonies 4 piano concertos, 2 violin concertos and 3 operas as well as 5 works for the brass band and a Symphonic Mass. The film sets the composer in the beautiful landscape of Cornwall which inspired many of his compositions and takes the form of three acts which follows the dramatic episodes in his life.
Salt of the Earth directed by Ellyn Glanmor-Harris (dur. 7 mins)
This documentary follows the creative process of the photography book by David and Jan Penprase which documents the vibrant fishing community of Newlyn. It shows how the book came to be made.
Intermission – refreshments will be available
Living on the edge by 3S Films Penzance (Winner Special Jury Award Celtic Film and TV Festival Fort William1995. dur. 30 mins)
An insider’s view of a year in the life of a traveller’s camp. It follows the effort of a small group to build a home in in ancient disused quarry in Cornwall on the very edge of England. The film provides fascinating insights into the lifestyle and aspirations of these self appointed outcasts. It’s a gripping real life drama played out between the travellers and the rural communities around them .
Hidden in History Women in St Ives Industry (dur. 14 mins)
This documentary explores role of women who worked in the textile industries in St Ives. The first industry was the famous Crysede silk factory but the women also worked making camouflage nets during WW2 and later clothes for John Lewis .The film also shows how the women were reunited in a workshop/party in St Ives after many years. The narration is by Janet Axten Manager St Ives Archive.
Short Q&A Director Diana Taylor and Llyn Aubrey, Producer.