Acts of Quiet Resistance

121 Eyre St (Foodhall), Sheffield

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019

18:30 – 22:00

Display acts

Acts Of Quiet Resistance
(Ian Nesbitt + Michael Ransley / 2019 / 70 mins)

Michael lives and travels in a horsedrawn wagon. As the film begins, we find him preparing to cross the channel into France following a whim to swim his horse in the Mediterranean, then turning back six months later to buy a pair of boots at a horse fair in the Cotswolds. As Michael himself says, he spends his entire life travelling, without ever leaving home.

Filmmaker Ian Nesbitt spends a calendar year visiting him periodically on his version of pilgrimage. The result is a sparing road movie tracing Michael's transient and timeless existence on the peripheries of modern life.

Acts Of Quiet Resistance is a documentary steeped in the slow cinema tradition. Five years in the making, it continues a thread in Ian's work of collaboratively made films, blurring the line between subject and filmmaker.

“ For fans of Shirley Collins, Richard Linklater, campfires and Robert Bresson, but this film is so beautifully sideways it sweeps away comparisons really.” Chiz Williams, Cube Microplex

Take a peek at the Trailer


The documentary about Norman Anderson's art will also be shown, following his special week long exhibition at Foodhall. Tasty food will be served from 6.30.

Norman's exhibition:


121 Eyre St (Foodhall) , 121 Eyre St , Sheffield