SYNOPSIS

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, which can best be described as “Monty Python meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.

But there’s so much more to the man than his bizarre videos – 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.

STARRING:

Charles Carson
Oscar Harding
Joe Pickett
Nick Prueher

DIRECTED BY:

Oscar Harding

PRODUCED BY:

Edward Lomas
Oscar Harding
Dominik Platen

 

OUT NOW IN SELECT CINEMAS & ON DEMAND

 

UPCOMING  SCREENINGS

5, 7  April – WIVELISCOMBE : Wiveliscombe Town HallBOOK NOW

6 April – BATH: The Bath Archaeo-Heritage Film Festival @ The Museum of Bath at Work – BOOK NOW

9 April – GARWAY, HEREFORD: Garway Hall – BOOK NOW

12 April – LEDBURY: Market Theatre – BOOK NOW

 

WATCH AT HOME

Amazon Prime Video

Apple TV/iTunes

Curzon Home Cinema

Google Play

Sky Store

 

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

PREVIEWS & Q&A EVENTS

Thursday 31 August – LONDON: The Prince Charles Cinema – BOOK NOW

Sunday 3 September – WELLINGTON: Wellesley Cinema – BOOK NOW

Monday 4 September – EXETER: Phoenix – BOOK NOW

Tuesday 5 September – HUISH CHAMPFLOWER: Village Hall – BOOK NOW

Thursday 7 September – BRISTOL: The Bristol Improv Theatre – BOOK NOW

Friday 8 September – CLEVEDON: Curzon Cinema & Arts – BOOK NOW

Saturday 9 September – DUBLIN: Light House Cinema – BOOK NOW

 

CINEMAS FROM 8 SEPTEMBER

BATH: Little Theatre Cinema – BOOK NOW

BELFAST: Bean Bag Cinema (8 Sept only) – BOOK NOW

BROMLEY: Picturehouse – BOOK NOW

EXETER: Picturehouse – BOOK NOW

LONDON: Hackney Picturehouse – BOOK NOW

LONDON: Picturehouse Central – BOOK NOW

LONDON: Curzon Camden – BOOK NOW

SHEFFIELD: Showroom Cinema – BOOK NOW

SOUTHAMPTION: Harbour Lights Picturehouse – BOOK NOW

YORK: City Screen Picturehouse – BOOK NOW

 

CINEMAS FROM 15 SEPTEMBER

EDINBURGH: Cameo Cinema – BOOK NOW

GUERNSEY: The Mallard Cinema – BOOK NOW

MANCHESTER: HOME – BOOK NOW

WOTTON-UNDER EDGE: Electric Picture House – BOOK NOW

 

CINEMAS FROM 22 SEPTEMBER

HEXHAM: Forum CinemaBOOK NOW (22, 24, 26-7 Sept only)

SHEFFIELD: Showroom Cinema – BOOK NOW

CINEMAS FROM 29 SEPTEMBER

HAILSHAM: Pavilion – BOOK NOW (4 + 5 Oct only)

TEWKESBURY: The Roses Theatre – BOOK SOON

 

SCREENINGS IN OCTOBER 2023

IPSWICH: King Street Cinema – BOOK NOW

WOODBRIDGE: The Riverside – BOOK SOON

HALIFAX: Square Chapel – BOOK NOW (from 20 Oct)

STREET: Strode Theatre – BOOK NOW (29 + 30 Oct only)

 

SCREENINGS IN NOVEMBER 2023

MAIDENHEAD: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts – BOOK NOW (2 Nov only)

PENRITH: Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema – BOOK SOON (19 Nov only)

 

 

*More cinemas to be added. Check this page for latest listings*