Wicker double bill to screen at National Arts Festival in S.Africa with DIrector Q&A

1 05 2012

National Arts Festival Grahamstown  The Wicker Tree (2011) and The Wicker Man (1973) to screen as double bill at National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, SA with Director Q&A

The Wicker Tree (2011):

Saturday 30 June 19:00 (followed by interview with Robin Hardy)

and Sunday 1 July 18:00

The Wicker Man (1973):

Saturday 30 June 22:00

Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man is recognised as one of the 100 great British films of all time. Now forty years later Hardy returns with his next Pagan classic The Wicker Tree based on his own book Cowboys for Christ. Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland. When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom, they assume their hosts simply want to hear moreabout Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are. With his excellent feel for location, Hardy has created an intriguing pagan culture, at times sinister and at times gloriously seductive. We are delighted to welcome the director, Robin Hardy, to the National Arts Festival to introduce the film and to discuss both films between their scheduled screenings.