A Garden Miscellany

A Garden Miscellany (U)

Friday 11 April 7.30pm
Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Saturday 12 April 6.00pm
The Courtyard Hereford

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A selection of archive and artists films loosely based on the theme of the 'garden' introduced by Peter Todd of the BFI.

Alice In Wonderland

Directors: Percy Stow and Cecil Hepworth, UK, 1903, 7 minutes

It starts and ends in a garden in between... "Alice dreams she sees the White Rabbit and follows him down the Rabbit-hole, into the Hall of Many Doors."

Kew Gardens

Director: William McLeod, UK, 1959, 21minutes

A look at Kew Gardens in 1959 and its scientific and propagatory work.

Birth of a Flower

Director: F. Percy Smith, UK, 1910, 6 minutes

Probably the first example of time-lapse photography applied to the growth of plants, F. Percy Smith was world famous as a plant photographer.


Directors: Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin, UK, 2001, 3 minutes

A back garden at night, in memory of a cat.

How To Dig

Director: Jack Ellitt, UK, 1941, 14 minutes

Made in co-operation with the Royal Horticultural Society and sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. "Instructional. Different methods of digging over ground before sowing."

Ma: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji

Director: Takahiko Iimura Japan, 1989, 16 minutes

A Japanese concept of time/space is realised through the zen garden of Ryoan-Ji. With text by Arata Isozaki and music by Takehisa Kosugi.

The Kiss

Directors: John Smith and Ian Bourn, UK, 1999, 5 minutes

A depiction of the forced development of a hothouse flower, this prize winning work that has also been presented as a gallery installation.

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