Head in the Wrong Directions Cinema to be entertained, amused, confused and inspired. Open throughout the whole weekend, the Cinema is an audio-visual sanctuary for the weary traveller. Re-energise your mind with informative and provocative documentaries; immerse yourself in cinema classics; reset your cultural compass with an array of quality shorts; and be hypnotised by an eclectic selection of experimental works.
In 2012 Nozstock welcomed Herefordshire-based, experimental visual collective MASH to host the tent. MASH Cinema have been organising events and screenings since 2002 and continue to promote art, film and music through their events locally and internationally. Over the years MASH Cinema has gained recognition for visual performances working with artists, musicians and DJs at events, clubs and festivals throughout Europe.
2017 line up includes…MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
Part documentary and part cinematic art, this classic film follows a city in the 1920s Soviet Union throughout a whole day. Made in 1929, this unclassifiable film is the work of pioneering Soviet experimenter Dziga Vertov. Ranked number 8 in the BFI 50 Greatest Movies of all Time list.
Man Ray was one of the leading artists of the avant garde of 1920s and 1930s Paris. A key figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements, his works spanned various media, including film. He was a leading exponent of the Cinéma Pur, or “Pure Cinema,” which rejected such “bourgeois” conceits as character, setting and plot. The weekends Cinetent programme also features a further selection of surrealist cinema classics from Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel, Hans Richter and Jean Cocteau.
The BAFTA award winning Brothers McLeod are illustrator-animator Greg and writer Myles. Specialising in 2D hand drawn and computer animation. Check out the trailer for their short film ‘One Year. One Film. One Second a Day’.
This feature-length documentary directed by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander takes us to Gippsland, Australia, where residents have fully embraced the notion of a simpler existence far from the maddening crowds and stress-inducing cityscapes. Part of a 12-month experiment known as The Simpler Way Project, the inhabitants of this community all share a common commitment to social change and environmental preservation.
A selection of short films and music videos that use paper based collage techniques to create otherworldly layered narratives. Featuring work from artist and film maker Winston Hacking among others.
Random Acts is Channel 4’s short film strand dedicated to the arts, pushing boundaries, provoking thought and playing with the form. The strand showcases work from as diverse a range of creative people across the UK and beyond – giving breaks to new talents and premiering work by established ones.
Live dark menacing electronica mixing harsh noise, deep sub bass and feral rhythms all wrapped up in psychedelic occult visuals. For fans of Haxan Cloak, Blanck Mass and Demdike Stare.
Live performance from Hereford based experimental audio visual collective Mynydd Poly. A generative, polyrhythmic eyeball bubblebath.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… well, in 2009, Casey Pugh asked Internet users to remake Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. In a few months’ time thousands of fans responded with extraordinary creativity from around the world. Back in the Cinetent by popular demand!
Plink Flojd is a super audio/visual collective started by David Quiles Guillo with co-founders Yoshi Sodeoka and Eric Mast AKA E*Rock. They collaborate with artists from all over the World and create wonderfully surreal electronic glitched out voyages. Some of their work shows traces of the influences of Pink Floyd, some show none. Anything goes with Plink Flojd.
Jonathan Gillie is an artist and technician working in Moving Image and Sound. His animations often engage a multi layered, quickly strobing succession of semi-constructed images, this technique often relies on the persistence of image, the after-image retained briefly on viewing an object. In this sense the work is constructed fully within the eye of the viewer rather than the surface of the projection screen.
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PLEASE NOTE: The Cinema is kid-friendly all day until evening, with some specific children’s showcases screened. At 6-7pm each night the tent switches to ‘night-mode’, then throughout the night the tent is only accessible to those aged 18 + and will be signed to explain this. Please bear in mind that content screened after 6pm could contain profanity and graphic imagery.