Caught by the River

Stranger on the Shore

23rd August 2016


We had the pleasure of showing one of these short films at the Thames festival recently. The series is now complete and as you’ll gather from the flyer above public viewings are being arranged. Ahead of the screening at The Social we’ll be running trailers on the site. Here are some words from film-maker and writer Michael Smith:

It’s different by the sea. A bit strange even. Just as the coast lies at the ends of England geographically, it’s also at the edges of our society and the margins of our culture, which has always made it a site of eccentricity, transgression, colour and romance.

Stranger on the Shore is a new cycle of video-poems by Michael Smith and Maxy Neil Bianco, looking at the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings, the dockside desolation of the Thames Estuary, and the spooky enchantment of Whitby. The films feature an original soundtrack by Andrew Weatherall & Nina Walsh.