The Moon and the Sledgehammer is a film that celebrates the unique independent lifestyle and philosophies of a real family: Mr Page; his two sons Jim and Peter; and his two daughters, Kathy and Nancy.
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13th Aug 2016
THE MOON & THE SLEDGEHAMMER
LAMBING + BIG WARE
'The more we stop doing things for ourselves, the more lifeless we become.' Trevelyan Full article
SCREENING TODAY SAT. 13TH AUG AT 3.30PM
RARE TREVELYAN DOUBLE BILL
The Moon & the Sledgehammer (65 mins) 1971
LAMBING (25 mins) 1965
Duke of York's cinema, Brighton at 15:30
Rare big screen opportunity to see Philip Trevelyan's award winning student film, LAMBING, made in 1965. More info here
UK PREMIERE OF RESTORED COPY
Q&A with PHILIP TREVELYAN
Duke of York's cinema Brighton Sunday May 29th 4.30 – 6.30 Tickets here
After months of work we have finally reached the first stage in the restoration of the film and are delighted to announce that the UK Premiere will take place fittingly in the grand old Victorian Duke of York's cinema amid all the fun of the fabulous Brighton Festival, not far from where the Pages lived.
The results of the restoration are just wonderful. The gloriously refreshed colours have that intensity only achievable from 16mm film. Colour grading was supervised by Philip Trevelyan himself, who is finally seeing it again in its original light and colours after many years. "The film has come alive again," said Mr Trevelyan.
This event will be an absolute treat for fans of the film and fans of film itself, and a real day of celebration to be viewing the restored copy on the big screen.
We are honoured that Philip Trevelyan will be onstage for a Q&A following the screening. Film curator Gareth Evans will host.
Our progress in restoration is also progress in preservation. The future needs Mr Page! Follow us on our continuing journey to save the film for the future here.
Very Special Guest Star
We are delighted to be graced by the presence of Ellen, an Allchin steam engine, built in 1899. Ellen will be outside the cinema, puffing in full steam glory, celebrating the restoration of the film with us. Come and see her between 3.30 – 5.30 on Sunday 29th May.
Ellen is one model up from the Allchin seen in the film and is still in original condition. Huge thanks to Colin Tyson, editor of Old Glory vintage steam magazine for finding her and even supplying the coal, and to owners Ian and Lucie McConachie who have so kindly allowed us all to enjoy Ellen.
Colin Tyson will start the proceedings with a few words about Ellen and local connections to the steam world. Ellen now resides just a few miles from the Pages' home.
Allchin 7nhp General Purpose Traction Engine No. 1105 Ellen. Reg. No. FP 1024.
Built 1899, Globe Works, Northampton. Sold new to Story Bros of Barrowden, Rutland, and used in their contracting business – often belted to a saw bench. It was part exchanged back to Allchins for a new engine in 1922. Then re-sold and continued its working life in the eastern counties of England entering preservation in the same area. Sold by Cyril Grice in 1970, it moved to the West Midlands and had a new firebox and other repairs in the following years including a new tender in 1985. Then a move to Buckinghamshire until purchased by the present owners in 2006 with ongoing work being carried out.
Owned by Ian and Lucy McConachie, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, members of Sussex Steam Engine Club.
Sunday, 29th May, 4.30 – 6.30. Duke of York's cinema, London Rd, Brighton. Tickets here
Breaking news: UK Premiere of restored copy click here
We are delighted to announce that Harvard University will be holding the first ever Philip Trevelyan Retrospective, screening 6 films in a busy event which will include lectures, talks and conversations. This will launch a U.S. mini-tour Click here for more about this story.
Film screens at the Lincoln Center's presigious ART OF THE REAL festival on April 9th click here
We are equally delighted to confirm that we are very close to striking a new print of THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER. Great news for all you film lovers. The negative will undergo complete restoration. Most importantly, it guarantees that the film will be preserved for future generations. Click here or read more in the news item below.
Philip Trevelyan's unique portrait of the remarkable steam-loving Page family.
A Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
2 DVD box-set
The Moon & the Sledgehammer plus Behind the Moon…
Mr Page is heading for Harvard!