The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. On Bicycle.
The Cube Microplex, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JB
17th October 2008 7.30 pm Admission £6 (£5 concession)
For directions and a map to the Cube click on the link here
Shot in a frantic week in September 2007, and only recently finished
‘The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (on bicycle)’ is a travelogue that
cycles in the footsteps of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge whilst
also somehow being lost at sea with The Ancient Mariner.
Armed with a photocopy of the poem four intrepid Artists travel a
route that Coleridge would of regularly walked, from Nether Stowey
to Bristol. Along the way they drew as many people as they could
into The Mariner’s plight.
The team worked with a primary school, a school for people with
learning difficulties, several community groups, two homes for
elderly people and a pub.
The film knits together The Mariner’s tale with drama, reminiscence,
writing & animation, to make a psychedelic yet perfect mix between
entertainment, community outreach and human interest.
Directed by Tom Stubbs, co-directed by Jay Kerry, Jon Nicholas and
Joff Winterhart. Produced by Wolf + Water. Running time 50 minutes.