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  • Run time: 150 minutes
  • Genre: Art

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A screening of a programme of films by Sarah Wood including THE BRAVEST BOAT (Sarah Wood & Ali Smith, 2019) which celebrates the legacy of Margaret Tait's time in postwar Italy and the origin of her filmic vision. Plus films by Margaret Tait.

Presented by the film-maker.

FREE, booking required (via Kettle's Yard).

The Bravest Boat - 2019 - 10 mins

DIRECTOR: Ali Smith & Sarah Wood

How do we connect what we see and hear with what's actually happening? In the light and the dark of the 21st century, THE BRAVEST BOAT celebrates the legacy of Margaret Tait's time in postwar Italy and the origin of her filmic vision.

Boat People - 2016 - 23 mins 

DIRECTOR: Sarah Wood - WITH: Sarah Wood (voice)

'Homelessness is coming to be the destiny of the world’ suggested Martin Heidegger in 1946, in a discussion with Jean-Paul Satre. Boat People is an essay film that explores this question.

Colour Poems - 1974 - 12 mins

DIRECTOR: Margaret Tait - WITH: Margaret Tait (voice)

Nine linked short films. Memory, chance observation, and the subsuming of one in the other.

Murmuration x 10 - 2015 - 21 mins

DIRECTOR: Sarah Wood - WITH: Helen Macdonald (voice)

Helen Macdonald’s murmuration on the histories of observation and the annotation of migration is counterpointed with Sarah Wood’s visual questioning of how the archival document reports the natural world. How can we trust what we see?

Azure - 2016 - 7 mins

DIRECTOR: Sarah Wood - WITH: Ali Smith (voice)

Azure is the colour of the sky on a clear summer’s day. Azure is a colour that suggests openness, ease, possibility. Azure is the name of the card given to the people who arrive in Britain seeking asylum.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.