More-Than-Human: Cinematic Landscapes of Otherness in Nature

Join us on a journey as we explore the relationship between humans and the natural world with this season of films curated by filmmaker and researcher Dr Adam Laity.

The title of the season comes from a term coined by eco-philosopher David Abram, who recognised a gulf between humankind and the rest of nature: how we are just one small species among many, and all forms of life have value.

Through interconnected mycelial networks below the soil (Fungi: Web of Life), the damaged future world of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, Terrence Malick’s rumination on war, humanity and nature (The Thin Red Line) and more, the films in the season offer us a unique chance to dive deeper into the relationship we have to nature and the ‘more-than-human’ world around us.

About Adam Laity

Adam Laity is a filmmaker, cinematographer and researcher with a PhD in cinematographic approaches towards eco-sublime landscapes. The majority of his research is delivered in documentary and essay films, including the award-winning A Short Film About Ice, about his landscape studies of the Arctic.

Adam sees this season as a great opportunity to draw lines between his favourite films, artists and thinkers. He says:

“For me it’s an urgent priority that we embrace storytelling and other aspects of culture that celebrate connection and empathy between individuals and ‘otherness’. More-than-human stories give us the chance of developing our way out of dangerous binaries and siloed ways of thinking – we must think bigger than ourselves and see us not as separate to or distanced from nature but intertwined and connected in the most profound – and often joyful – ways.”

Upcoming screenings in this season

Fungi: The Web of Life

classified U More-Than-Human
Fungi: The Web of Life
Sun 30 June 12:00
Film

Join Björk and acclaimed biologist Dr Merlin Sheldrake on an adventure into the mysterious world of fungi that connects all life on Earth.

A Year in a Field

classified 12A PS More-Than-Human
A Year in a Field
Sun 30 June 14:00
Film

BAFTA-winning documentarian Christopher Morris invites us to slow down, as he films an ancient stone monolith for a year in a West Cornwall field.

Get 20% off each ticket when you book for four or more screenings. The discount will automatically apply when you add the tickets to your basket.

Previous screenings in this season

The Thin Red Line

classified 15 More-Than-Human
The Thin Red Line
Please note: This was screened in June 2024
Film

Terrence Malick’s return to cinema after a 20+ year hiatus is a striking and philosophical rumination on war, humanity and nature, and one of the most remarkable war films ever made.

Six Inches of Soil

classified PG More-Than-Human
Six Inches of Soil
Please note: This was screened in June 2024
Film

This inspiring documentary tells the untold story of the UK’s regenerative and agroecology (sustainable farming that works for nature) movement and its benefits to soil.

Stalker

classified PG More-Than-Human
Stalker
Please note: This was screened in June 2024
Film

This genre-defying portrait of a decayed post-industrial society muses on human desires and the ambition we employ in order to achieve them.

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival + Essay film
Please note: This was screened in June 2024
Film

This understated and playful documentary reflects the personality of philosopher, feminist theorist and academic Donna Haraway

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