Four films made by director Tim Hopkins, responding to the magic of string quartets by Judith Weir, John Woolrich, Joe Cutler and Helen Grime, presented in this world premiere at Aldeburgh Cinema.

Director Tim Hopkins was approached by John Woolrich in late 2020, asking him to create a response to his string quartet “Kleine Wanderung”. Tim recorded various studies he created in Paris, using paint on clear acrylic plates and sheets.

As the film evolved, he noticed a pattern relating to the action of string playing – abrasions between layers over time. Responses to the film encouraged him to make more. Judith Weir, Joe Cutler and Helen Grime gave their permission for Tim to respond to their quartets as well, and so this beguiling set of four films was born.

The hour-long screening is followed by a 20-minute discussion and Q&A with the director.

Supported by Arts Council England with partners NMC Recordings and Strangelove Festival, and The School of Media, Arts and Humanities, University of Sussex

About Aldeburgh Cinema

The cinema is one of the oldest continuously running cinema houses in the United Kingdom. Located a stone's throw from Aldeburgh Beach, it has been at the heart of the community for over 100 years. The Cinema was rescued from closure in the 1960s by the determination of remarkable individuals, including Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, who devoted time and money to ensuring the little town of Aldeburgh still has its own cinema to this day.