Oscar Harding, director of upcoming doc A Life on the Farm, will be in attendance in the fair city of film early this September for a screening and Q&A for his new film at the Light House Cinema. On Saturday 9th September, fellow filmmaker Luke McManus, director of North Circular, will host a post-screening conversation about the film in the screens of the Smithfield cinema. A strange snapshot of the English countryside emerges in a discovery by Harding’s family, leading to a doc that’s seen success on the festival circuit.
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.
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.
A Life On The Farm screens in Dublin at the Light House at 6pm on the evening of the 9th September and tickets are available now.