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THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER

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Published on Jun 17, 2009

Order your DVD at themoonandthesledgehammer.com
Available on demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/themoonand...
Watch multiple times over a 24 hour period.

NEXT SCREENING: 7th November 2017, 7.30pm at Bewdley. tickets here: http://thehall-bewdley.org.uk/compone...




Next screening: Belfast Film Festival 8 april
Tickets here :https://belfastfilmfestival.org/?s=Th...

Outstanding poetically crafted British documentary from 1971 portraying the unique and remarkable Page family. They live in the woods with no modern amenities and construct wonderful mechanical contraptions from the many bits of old scrap iron they surround themselves with. The men tinker with their ancient steam engines, a Fowler and an Allchin, or the boat they're building semi-submarine fashion, and the women tend the garden or play discordant tunes on the harmonium or the piano rotting away in the garden. Cut off from society and its influences in their woodland paradise they spend their time observing, creating and surviving. They have evolved their own fantastical philosophies about the world around them, putting their faith in the past and mistrusting the future, with their immediate concerns being earthly, as in the quality of food and how the land is worked, resonating with today's concerns. gradually the film reveals a true independence of existence and an elemental wisdom that leaves you questioning today's accepted values in our ever more homogenized society. But even in paradise family tensions exist. These are overcome in the closing shot as the family pull together and triumphantly drive their ancient Fowler steam engine through the streets of Horsham. It's beautiful, quirky, poignant, bizarre and constantly fascinating. Once seen never forgotten. A film to be watched many times; you'll always find something new.

Buy DVD from website www.themoonandthesledgehammer.com

DON'T MISS THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR SCREENING OF 2016!!! Finally, what you've all been asking for. View the film in the perfect outdoor setting, among the trees, under the stars on a warm summer's evening. Watch the spirits of the Pages come alive in the woods. It will almost be like being there with them. Small, intimate screening so get your tickets now. Cambridge Film Trust, Grantchester Meadows 27 & 28th Aug 2016 8pm. Tickets here http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org....
DON'T MISS THE PERFECT OUTDOOR SCREENING OF 2016!

BREAKING NEWS... UK Premiere of restored copy will screen at the Brighton Festival at Duke of York's cinema on Sunday 29th May at 4.30 followed by a Q&A with director Philip Trevelyan.
Tickets almost sold out so you need to move fast if you want to be there! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/...


You can now stream the film live on your computer! Click here http://www.seedandspark.com/cinema/cu...

For a mere £1.76 you can view the film multiple times over a 3 day period. It's simple to register - register with your email address and pay securely with your credit card. The film is then yours within minutes. Couldn't be easier. If you haven't already seen this cult classic now's the time. Happy viewing!

Oh - and keep an eye out for our outrageous first ever Summer Sale. More very soon!

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FREE SCREENING on Sun 8th December at Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Rd, London NW5 3PT
http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/...


NEXT SCREENING: TUES 18th September, 7.30pm at Portobello Pop-Up Cinema, 3 Acklam Rd, London W10 5TY. Tickets £4.00. Showing with the film is Jamie Thraves' Treacle Junior. DON'T MISS IT!

BUY DVD for just £15.00 Buy from OLD GLORY MARQUEE at these steam fairs:

18TH -- 18TH AUGUST - LINCOLNSHIRE STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLY 2012: Lincoln LN2 2NA www.lsvr.org

29th AUGUST -- 2nd SEPTEMBER: GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR. www.dgsf.co.uk

14th -- 16th SEPTEMBER: BEDFORD STEAM AND COUNTRY FAYRE. www.bseps.org

ROUGH TRADE EAST, TRUMAN'S BREWERY, BRICK LANE, LONDON.


See it at Anthology in New York 5 - 11 June: Glastonbury Friday 26 June 9pm; Duke of York's Picture House Brighton Sun 19 July 4pm; The Green Man Festival on Fri 21 Aug at 8pm , Hailsham Pavilion on 30th September, Tel: 01323 841414 and Helmsley Art Centre

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