Synopsis: Village Hours tells the story of Britain’s village halls. Dotted across the countryside, these timeworn structures are the stages upon which local identities, tensions and rituals are all played out.
Taking in a thwarted pantomime rehearsal, dreamlike dance displays and a macabre local history presentation; Village Hours explores the people, practices and passing moments which make up contemporary rural life.
About the Filmmaker: Matthew Reed is a filmmaker from Essex. His documentary From Nursery to Misery (2016) won honourable mention for the ‘Chris Collins Best of British…’ Award at Encounters 2016, and led to the re-release of the band’s music via US label Dark Entries. His work has been praised by NPR, The Wire and FADER.