On Landguard Point
Pacitti Company (UK)
Sat 06 Apr 2013
Barbican Cinema 2
On Landguard Point is a film about home. Inspired by the histories and culture of the East of England, On Landguard Point exists at an intersection between live performance, community and cinema – where local people and places really do become the stars of the show. Made by Pacitti Company, the film stars hundreds of people from across the East of England, and features work by internationally acclaimed artists such as Kira O’Reilly, Julia Bardsley, Rajni Shah, Harminder Judge and more.
“A triumph” – East Anglian Daily Times
On Landguard Point is a non-narrative film built through poetry, patchwork, maps and slips of story. Woven together these forms accumulate ideas around what home means. The content of the film features some aspects of a series of community events that took place across 2011 and 2012.
One of these was a region wide call out for A People’s Peculiar. Of the many entries, 205 were turned into symbols, offering a visual lexicon of people’s shared stories, memories and local knowledge. Many of these symbols appear throughout the film.
Directed by Robert Pacitti
Music by Michael Nyman