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Abandon all expectations of a normal weekend watching some movies and instead lose the plot with the Star & Shadow Cinema as they set up shop temporarily in Grizedale Forest for this year’s Abandon Normal Devices Festival. The Star & Shadow’s Losing the Plot aims to cultivate the perfect viewing conditions for watching films that expand the potential for cinema; and really, could there be a more spectacular location to do so than in the heart of the Lake District?

Drawing on the environment for inspiration, this edition of Losing the Plot features films that see the forest not only through its representations on film but also a source of folklore, mythology and fairytales and as an area that can shape the way we see celluloid. The programme features new films from Filipino Raya Martin and American Jospehine Decker, as well as experimental works from Margaret Tait, Chick Strand and Harun Farocki (because it wouldn’t be a Star & Shadow production without a bit of experimentalism now, would it?) There will also be a screening of the cult East German film The Singing Ringing Tree, Apichatpong’s Tropical Malady and fresh new Norwegian production Out of Nature.

If you’re a fan of film as much as the outdoors, then the latest edition of Losing the Plot is destined to be a unique haven to indulge your cinephilia.

The Abandon Normal Devices Festival, featuring Losing the Plot, takes place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th September in Grizedale Forest, Lake District.

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