The Ponds

Director: Samuel Smith Patrick McLennan
Duration: 74 min


In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged.

In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable.

Capturing the beauty of the English seasons, co-directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised or simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.




Club and Group screenings

Mon 11th Mar 18.30 Ad and Trailer Free: No advertisements or trailers will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. The Ponds Q&A: This special screening will be followed by a Live Q&A with directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith



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