24 Jul 2015
Join us for a screening of visionary director Ben Rivers' 'Two Years At Sea' (2011) in association with LUX: Moving Image, followed by a talk by the director at Second Home.
A man called Jake lives in the middle of the forest. He goes for walks in whatever the weather, and takes naps in the misty fields and woods. He builds a raft to spend time sitting in a loch. Drives a beat-up jeep to pick up wood supplies. He is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally, passing the time with strange projects, living the radical dream he had as a younger man, a dream he spent two years working at sea to realise.
Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists' Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England
Filmed in the style of 'Slow Cinema' and winner of the 2011 Venice Film Festival International Critics Prize.
Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea. 2011, UK, 16mm, B&W, sound, 88min. Courtesy of Ben Rivers and LUX, London.