Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Patience (After Sebald)
Written and directed by filmmaker Grant Gee (Meeting People is Easy, Demon Days, Joy Division), Patience (After Sebald) is described as an essay-film on landscape, art, history, life and loss. It offers an exploration of the life, work and influence of WG Sebald via a long walk through coastal East Anglia that tracks his book The Rings of Saturn, and features contributions from Tacita Dean, Robert Macfarlane, Katie Mitchell, Rick Moody, Andrew Motion, Chris Petit, Iain Sinclair and Marina Warner.
Patience (After Sebald) will premiere at Aldeburgh Music, Snape, Suffolk on Friday 28 January, during After Sebald - Place and Re-Enactment: A Weekend Exploration, which also includes an exclusive new work performed live by Patti Smith. After the screening, Grant Gee will be in conversation with Robert Macfarlane.
I'd love to travel for this, but it looks like I'll have to settle for a future screening of the film elsewhere...