Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Film tale of one man and his cows

THE Regal is staging a live question-and-answer session with the co-director of a documentary about a farmer and his cows

THE Regal is staging a live question-and-answer session with the co-director of a documentary about a farmer and his cows next week.

The Moo Man is the remarkable story of a maverick farmer and his unruly cows, filmed over four years on the marshes of the Pevensey Levels in East Sussex. The film has received critical acclaim, being warmly praised at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Set against the backdrop of the modern British dairy industry, which dictates that farms must get bigger or go under, the film tells the story of farmer Stephen Hook who decides to buck the trend.

In an attempt to save his family farm, he turns his back on the cost-cutting dairies and supermarkets, choosing instead to stay small and maintain his close relationship with his herd.

However, his plans to save the farm do not always go down well with his 55 spirited cows.

The result is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming portrait of the incredible bonds between humans, animals and the countryside in a fast-disappearing rural England.

One of the film’s co-directors, Andy Heathcote, will be on hand at the showing next Thursday, August 6, for a special Q&A session following the screening at 6.30pm.

Customers can book tickets through the cinema website at www.picturehouses.co.uk or via the phone line on 08719 025 738.

For more information on the documentary, visit the film’s official website at www.the-mooman.co.uk

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