Uncertain

  • Institute of Contemporary Arts London

UNCERTAIN + Q&A

USA, 2015. Dir. Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands. 82mins

A cinematic and disarmingly funny portrait of the troubled waters of Uncertain,Texas.

A town with 94 inhabitants sits on the brink of extinction and quite literally on the edge of a vast, swampy lake that is being choked by an aquatic weed, upsetting the natural balance and the town’s only source of livelihood. In a town so tucked away “you’ve got to be lost to find it", three Uncertain men make their own bids for survival in looking for a more certain future. An ex-convict becomes obsessed with hunting Mr. Ed, a gigantic boar, in order to stay sober. A young diabetic with big ideas but few prospects fights for a bigger life. An ageing fisherman reluctantly lets go of his youthful ways and makes peace with one fateful moment thirty years ago.

 

Filmmaker in attendance via Skype for Q+A

UK Premiere

Wednesday 27th April 2016, 8.15pm, ICA London