The 1971 cult classic The Moon & The Sledgehammer is now available to stream via Vimeo in HD. The first 100 hits can watch it for as little £1.10 only. Watch the trailer below:
The 65-minute film is a portrait of the outmoded and unusual Page family: Mr Page; his two sons Peter and Jim; and two daughters Nancy and Kathy, who lived a simple but successful self-sustained life in near isolation in their ramshackle woodland home – albeit more wood life than Good Life. The land is littered with inland flotsam and jetsam; rusty iron carcases, rotting pianos, disembowelled car bodies, parts of old engines and gigantic spanners.
In their unlikely setting the daughters pursued traditional female roles while the men devoted a great part of their time to maintaining and driving their ancient Allchin and Fowler steam engines around their land to no apparent purpose apart from the sheer enjoyment of it.
Cut off from society and its influences, their bizarre personal fantasies and philosophies reveal a true independence of existence. Their seemingly eccentric lifestyle shows a family at one with nature, but at odds with society and each other. Yet for all their eccentricities they ably demonstrate that they are remarkably successful at looking after themselves in a way few of us are today and indeed make us question the accepted sanity and values of today’s ever more homogenised society
Click here to watch it: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/themoonandthesledgehamme
The film is also available on DVD via: http://themoonandthesledgehammer.com/