This film is part of Free
Astor Home Movies No. 1
Astor family and friends at play, from boating on the River Thames to fishing in Scotland and riding at Cliveden.
Home movie 1920 87 mins Silent
The Astor family and many of their friends - ranging from Kathleen Kennedy (socialite and sister of JFK) to Joyce Grenfell (niece of Nancy Astor) - enjoy the pleasures of tennis, horse riding, shooting and boating in these sometimes fragmentary films. The films were shot over two decades and offer are a captivating glimpse of upper class life in the first half of the 20th century, despite appearing here out of chronological sequence.
Among the many figures appearing in these films are Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor, his wife Nancy, and their five children: William (Bill), Nancy (Wissie), David, Michael and John Jacob (Jakie). Also appearing are Wissie's husband James Ancaster, Joyce Grenfell, her husband Reginald and brother Tommy Phipps, and Mr and Mrs Bernard Shaw.
Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives
Home movie 1936 28 mins Silent
Lloyd George tours the sights of Nazi Germany while his chauffeurs lark about with an SS Officer in this grimly fascinating film.
Home movie 1962 24 mins Silent
An intimate portrait of the family life of the Taberhams, including Ruth and Tigger Cat at Christmastime, idling in the garden, and a wedding.
Home movie 1948 8 mins Silent Location: Michaelston-le-Pit
A newly-built, dream home in Michaelston-le-Pit, Cardiff, where industrialist H H Merrett’s grandchildren have ample space to play.
Home movie 1957 14 mins Silent Location: Porthcawl
Socialising at home - on George’s birthday, perhaps, and at Christmas – and walking the promenade.
Arthur Conan Doyle Relaxes with his Family at Windlesham Arthur Conan Doyle Relaxes with his Family at Windlesham
Amateur film 1929 17 mins Silent
The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, relaxes with his family in Windlesham and goes on tour to Egypt, Africa and Australia
Home movie 1950 4 mins Silent Location: Galgate
50 years together - congratulations! A family celebration of a long and happy married life.
Drama 2020 12 mins
A teenage boy trails a group of young hustlers, thinking one of them may be his anonymous hook-up for the night.
Drama 2019 25 mins
Amongst the young members of a swimming team, the onset of puberty brings unwanted challenges.
Drama 2018 12 mins
When Little Jia is asked to read his essay about how he spent Women's Day with his mother out loud in class, he has to hide the sad truth that only his friend Dong knows.
Drama 2018 23 mins
Two teenage boys in a Malaysian boarding school wrestle with the challenges of bullying and identity.
Fantasy 2019 15 mins
A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god, who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery.
Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
Drama 2020 30 mins
A transgender sex worker is assigned an undercover mission to investigate a student activist.