Meet Charles Carson, a film-making farmer from Somerset… and he’s got something to show you!
When filmmaker Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away in the rural English county of Somerset, his family inherited an extraordinary video tape – a feature-length home movie from neighbour Charles Carson.
Charles was an inventor, an outsider artist, and a pioneer of death positivity, to name just a few of the filmmaking farmer’s achievements. Charles’ life and work are examined by those who knew him best, as well as a whole new generation of fans who have been inspired by the legacy he left behind.
A Life On The Farm is an exploration and celebration of Charles Carson and his movies, rescued from obscurity, which present a moving and laugh-out-loud document of a vision of rural life in danger of being lost to history.
This screening will also feature a post-film Q&A will director Oscar Harding.
A strange story from Somerset, England about a filmmaking farmer and the inspiring legacy of his long-lost home movies.
This film and event is certified ’15’.
Please note that unfortunately this screening will NOT be subtitled.
When: 8.00pm (doors open: 7.30pm), Thursday 7th September
Location: Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LP, UK
All tickets: £6
“While Harding tries to grab our attention at the onset with some of ‘Farm’s’ more lurid aspects, his documentary shifts into a more compassionate view of someone truly special.” – Reeling Reviews
“Goes from a budding backwoods horror picture to an uplifting story of an unlikely DIY guerrilla filmmaker.” – Screen Anarchy
“A disturbing, oddball documentary that is a beautiful celebration of an eccentric life well lived.” – Screen Zealots