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2020 screenings of ‘Home’

Hello & happy new year!

2019 finished with a whopping 6 awards for our film  ‘Home’ and many wonderfully touching comments about how people had connected with it and exciting ones about what it has inspired people to do.  Riding to Japan….swimming in the sea….facing their mental health challenges more kindly… 

 

Have you seen it yet? 

If you haven’t seen it yet (or if you want to see it again), below are the latest scheduled screenings for the next few months. 

We are also very happy to have our 45 minute edit included in the Banff Mountain Film tour, currently heading round the globe. In the UK and Ireland it is part of the Red programme – info here

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us through this journey – it feels so good and freeing to have it out in the world now. I’m excited for its next steps.

Go well,

Sarah  

 

2020 screenings

 

JANUARY

OAKHAM + Q&A with Sarah

Date: Thursday 16th January 2020, 7.30pm

Venue: Rutland Museum, Oakham

More information

 

BOZEMAN, MONTANA, USA

Date: 23rd January 2020, 7.30pm

Venue: Emerson Centre, Bozeman, Montana

More information

 

PEEBLES, SCOTLAND

Date: 25th January 2020, 4.30pm

Venue: Peebles Outdoor Film Festival

More information

 

GRANTHAM + Q&A with Sarah

Date: 30th January 2020, 5.15pm

Venue: Priory Ruskin Academy

More information: chris.graves@inspireplus.org.uk

 

HASTINGS

Date: 31st January 2020, 8pm
Venue: Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings

More information

 

FEBRUARY

DARTMOUTH

Date: 3rd February 2020

Venue: Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth

More information

 

LONGRIDGE

Date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Venue: Palace Cinema, Longridge

More information

 

BANFF,CANADA

Date: 27th February 2020, 7pm and 10.15pm

Venue: Lux Cinema, Bandff

‘A Night at the Festival’

More information – standby

 

MARCH

CAERNARVON

Date: Monday 2nd March 2020

Venue: Galeri cinema, Caernarvon, Wales

More information

 

LEICESTER

Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Venue: Phoenix, Leicester

More information – standby

 

COLORADO, USA

Boulder International Film Festival

Dates: 5-8th March

Venue: Boulder, Colorado

More information

 

OXFORD + Q&A with Sarah

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

Venue: Phoenix Picturehouse

More information

 

LLANGOLLEN

Date: Friday 13th March 2020

Venue: New Dot Cinema

More information – standby

 

MAY

OBAN

Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020

Venue: Phoenix, Oban

More information – standby

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Stamford calling

Ahoy!

I hope this finds you well, free of winter lurgy if you’re in the same hemisphere as us and enjoying the silvery full moon. 

I am also enjoying the fact that I am nearly at the end of a busy few months of touring our film “Home” all over the country in its opening theatrical release. Thank you to everyone who has supported the showings at festivals and cinemas, arts centres and even a pub in the Scottish Highlands. 

Tick tock, tick tock…. Stamford, UK on Sunday night?

If you’re due to be Stamfordish area on Sunday night then you might be in with a chance of grabbing the final tickets for our final screening of the year (inc. Q&A).

I’m really looking forwards to this one – I always love going back to Stamford Arts Centre. 

Last weekend we had my other local with a sellout crowd at the lovely community-run Wallingford Corn Exchange, collecting a whopping £300 for Blurt. Thanks to everyone who came along. 

2020 

We’re currently building a list of screenings for 2020, so ping us an email hello@sarahouten.com if you would like to screen the film at your club/school/pub/community event etc. And if it’s the big screen you’re after then ask your local cinema to request Home – that helps us get in through the door. 

A win in Norway! 

We’ve got some more laurels, too – this time for ‘Female Empowerment Film of the Year’ from the Nordic Adventure Film Festival. It’s getting quite busy on our poster and we’re feeling very proud of how the film is affecting people. 

Matt and Reimi, for example, are now planning to ride to Japan from the UK in 2021, inspired by watching our film. 

Chris rode Lands End to John O’Groats after he watched it. 

Esther felt braver. 

Rosanna felt calmer in mind and body after a week of anxiety getting in the way of life.

Kat’s thinking of rowing or kayaking somewhere.

Rosie felt like she can do anything after watching it (I hope this continues!)

……..

For now, I leave you with a prod to chase the final tickets if you’re due to be near to Stamford this Sunday evening and a big happy thank you for all your support. 

Standby for a final KS Home update of 2019 before we pause, rest and slink into 2020.

Go well,

Sarah

 

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Banff-a-doodle-do

 

A win at Banff! Image credit: Nigel Millard

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

So we only went and won another award…. 

“Home’’ scooped the Exploration & Adventure category at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on November 3rd (incidentally neatly marking 4 years to the day that Sarah landed back under Tower Bridge at the end of her London2London journey).

Director Jen flew over the Rockies from her home in B.C to pick up the beautiful, striking award in person, while Sarah celebrated with some fruity gin at home in Oxfordshire.

Jen looking ever so happy as she clutches the award in Banff (Photo @de_witt)

Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This is a compelling film tracking the journey of an ordinary woman, on an extra-ordinary adventure. It takes you on an emotional and physically demanding roller-coaster ride around the globe, highlighting the warmth and generosity of our fellow human beings. The film is challenging, engaging, enthralling, and inspiring. However – the central question is……where is HOME? Such a simple title, for such a complex film.”

— Lynn Robinson, jury member

 

Suffice to say we are delighted to have won another award. Sarah is busy zipping up and down the UK presenting the film while it concurrently runs itself up and down the lands, too – we have about 40 cinemas screening or set to screen over coming weeks. For an indy film, we’re pretty proud of that. Our ‘film pimp’ Jonny is working hard on getting it as far and wide as we can.

For more info on where you can watch ‘Home’ in coming weeks check out the screenings page here.

And if you’d like to get your own albatross and squiggle merch, we have more adventure mugs (£12 plus P&P) just in and more tees (£15/18 plus P&P) on the way.  You can order via email hello@sarahouten.com or the shop here

 

 

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Screenings A Go-Go!

Greetings all!

We’re still glowing here at Home HQ from our ‘introspective and emotionally brave’ review in The Guardian and from another reviewer stating there’s ‘not a whiff of macho bollocks’ in our film on Twitter – win!

Also making us glow are the upcoming Home screenings after our theatrical release in Hackney and Reading last week, which both enjoyed a lovely warm response from audiences, woo!

Coming up this week:

RITZ CINEMA, BELPER
Date: 21st & 23rd October, 2019
 

PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL, SWANAGE, Durlston Castle (in a castle!)
+ Q&A with Sarah
Date: 22nd October 2019

NEW WALK GALLERY, LEICESTER
+ Q&A with Sarah
Date: 25th October 2019
 

Plus many more to come, listed on our website or this handy image:

We hope you can join us at the big screen!

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‘The most pleasing name since Boaty McBoatface’

Aloha!

Greetings from golden, autumnal London . In nature, it’s a season of change and readying to rest. Not so for us here at Team Home. We are all a-go-go ahead of UK cinematic release this week. (I can’t stop grinning as I write that phrase.)
 
 

Autumn in Hokkaido, Japan from 2011 when Sarah and Hercules were cycling southwards

Autumn in Hokkaido, Japan from 2011 when Sarah and Hercules were cycling southwards
 
Top Five Six New Things To Know from Team Home:
1) The lovely Maren Sheldon, Queen of Creative (she of the albatross and squiggles)  is busying to hatch a shiny tiny new human in coming days and we wish her so much love and wellness.
2) We won our second award this week – ‘People’s Choice’ from the fabulous Shextreme Film Festival, alongside High Passes by Cosima Barzini. Thank you, Audiences and Dr Ruth Farrar for curating such a positive, force-for-good festival and Alliance.
3) Our very first review hot off the press today – in the Guardian. Always a mix of cringeworthy, exciting and nerve-racking to read about yourself and your work, but we’re really happy with this.
I especially like the line:

‘And she calls her boat Happy Socks, which is the most pleasing boat name since Boaty McBoatface‘.

4) Cinematic release this week in the UK, opening with Hackney Picture House Thursday 17th, Reading Showcase Friday 18th. Who’s coming?
5) Sarah is giving a talk in Llangollen, Wales this weekend. Tickets here.

6) I almost forgot number 6 – We got accepted into Banff! So that will be our North American Premiere, right there. 

​Our Distribution Chief, Jonny Tull, is working on booking in more cinemas to the 30 or so we already have lined up over the next couple of months, so keep checking the film website for screenings. And I’ve pasted them in below, too.
Until next time,
Ooty McTootFace x

 

PICTUREHOUSE HACKNEY, LONDON + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 17 October 2019 Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, London More information
SHOWCASE CINEMA, READING + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 18th October 2019 Venue: Showcase Cinema de Lux, Reading RG41 5HG More information
RITZ CINEMA, BELPER
Date: 21st & 23rd October, 2019 Venue: The Ritz Cinema, Belper, Derbyshire More information
PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL, SWANAGE + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 22th October 2019 Venue: Durlston Castle, Swanage, Dorset More information
NEW WALK GALLERY, LEICESTER + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 25th October 2019 Venue: New walk gallery, Leicester, Leicestershire More information
BARN CINEMA, DARTINGTON
Date: 28th – 30th October 2019 Venue: Barn Cinema, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6EL More information
LEXI CINEMA, LONDON + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 29th October 2019 Venue: Lexi Cinema, London NW10 3JU More information
RHEGED CENTRE, PENRITH + Q&A with Sarah (30th)
Date: 30th October, 1st – 6th November, 8th Nov, 11th – 13th Nov Venue: Rheged Centre, Penrith CA11 0DQ More information

NOVEMBER

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA
Date: 2nd November 2019 Venue: Banff Centre, Banff More information
SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE, HALIFAX + Q&A with Sarah (6th)
Date: 2-6th November 2019 Venue: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, West Yorkshire More information
REGAL CINEMA, MELTON MOWBRAY
Date: 4th & 7th November 2019 Venue: Regal Cinema, LE13 1XA More information
CULTUREPLEX, MANCHESTER
Date: 5th November 2019 Venue: Cultureplex, Manchester, UK More information
SHOWROOM, SHEFFIELD + Q&A with Sarah (5th)
Date: 5th, 15th, 16th & 18th November Venue: Showroom, Sheffield, S1 2BX More information
STORYHOUSE, CHESTER
Date: 6th November 2019 Venue: Storyhouse cinema, Chester More information
ZEFFIRELLIS, AMBELSIDE
Date: 8th November 2019 Venue: Zeffirellis, Ambelside, LA22 9AD More information
THE FORUM, NORWICH FILM FESTIVAL + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 9th November 2019 Venue: The Forum, Norwich NR2 1TF More information
PAVILIONS TEIGNMOUTH
Date: 11th November 2019 Venue: Pavilions, TQ14 8BG More information
PHOENIX, EXETER
Date: 12th November 2019 Venue: Studio 74, The Phoenix, EX4 3LS More information
FORUM CINEMA, HEXHAM
Date: 12th & 13th November 2019 Venue: Forum Cinema, Hexham NE46 1XF More information
BANCHORY, SCOTLAND +Q&A with Sarah
Date: 14th November 2019 Venue: Douglas Arms Hotel, 22 High St, Banchory AB31 5SR More information
KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL +Q&A with Sarah
Date: 15th November 2019 Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Screen 2 More information
THE DUKES, LANCASTER
Date: 15th & 21st November 2019 Venue: The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE More information
THE POLY, FALMOUTH, CORNWALL
Date: 20th November 2019 Venue: The Poly, Falmouth More information
PLYMOUTH ARTS CENTRE
Date: 22nd November 2019 Venue: Plymouth Arts Centre Plymouth PL4 8AT More information
HEBDEN BRIDGE PICTURE HOUSE, WEST YORKSHIRE + Q&A with Sarah
Date: 23rd November 2019 Venue: Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AD More information
KALA SANGAM, BRADFORD
Date: 26th November 2019 Venue: Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford More information

NORTHERN LIGHT CINEMA, WIRKSWORTH

Date: 27th November 2019 Venue: Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4FG More information

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