By Sociological Imagination on December 22, 2013 • ( 0 ) A four-year research project at Bournemouth University, “Gay and Pleasant Land?—a study about positioning, ageing and gay life in rural South West England and Wales”, took place as part of the Research Councils UK-funded New Dynamics of Ageing Programme on ageing in 21st Century [...]
Special screenings of the award-winning, research-based film at Bournemouth University’s Lansdowne Campus PUBLIC WELCOME! Free both days. No need to register. Just show up! Monday, 9 December, 1 pm Tuesday 10 December at 2:30 pm Wollstonecraft Theatre (BG10) Bournemouth House, Christchurch Rd RUFUS STONE has been viewed widely in academic settings over the past [...]
Just published! A chapter entitled, ‘Turning Research into Film’, by Kip Jones and Trevor Hearing has just been published in Sage’s Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences edited by Marilyn Lichtman. The full title of the Chapter: Turning Research into Film: Trevor Hearing speaks with Kip Jones about the process of creating the short research-based film, [...]
The recent four-year research project entitled, “Gay and Pleasant Land?—a study about positioning, ageing and gay life in rural South West England and Wales” took place as part of the Research Councils UK funded New Dynamics of Ageing Programme on ageing in 21st Century Britain. The key output of this effort was the short professionally [...]
A student from the Netherlands, Coco Sips, has spent time recently in Bournemouth and Dorset learning about LGBT teens and particularly those isolated in rural settings. Her study had resonance with the film, Rufus Stone, and so Coco sought the advice Executive Producer and Lead of the Gay and Pleasant Land? Project, Kip Jones, when [...]
The short film, Rufus Stone, (Kip Jones, Author and Executive Producer), moves from strength to strength. The movie was based on research as part of Research Councils UK funded research at Bournemouth University and a project of the national New Dynamics of Ageing programme. Premièred in the Autumn of 2011, the film went on to [...]
As part of Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning, we are pleased to be screening Rufus Stone the movie, in the community for the community in June at the Lighthouse in Poole and the Rex in Wareham. Come along and bring a friend! The award-winning film Rufus Stone is a story of growing up gay and [...]
Interfacing with older LGBT citizens and Challenging Discrimination Wed 17 April and Thurs 18 April 9:30 am to 15:30 pm Who should attend: Representatives from both statutory and voluntary groups are invited to Bournemouth for two days—to learn about our research, view the award-winning film, Rufus Stone, and take part in exercises drawn from [...]
“Anyone of any age and background can sit and watch this film, understand it, learn from it and emotionally connect to it”.— Dr Patricia Leavy in The Qualitative Report The short film, Rufus Stone, (Kip Jones, Author and Executive Producer), seems to move from strength to strength. The movie was based on research as part of Research [...]
Rufus Stone has been selected for this year’s Torin Film Festival, 23 Nov-1Dec in Torino, Italy. Held every November, it is the second largest film festival in Italy, following the Venice Film Festival. The 30-minute film is the result of three years of in-depth research into ageing and sexuality in rural Britain at Bournemouth University. [...]
Patricia Leavy, well-known author and innovator, has reviewed Rufus Stone the movie for the on-line qualitative journal, The Qualitative Report. Entitled, “A Review of Rufus Stone: The Promise of Arts-Based Research” the review is available for download. Patricia is an independent Author, Researcher and Commentator who lives in Kennebunk, Maine USA. Among her 11 books [...]
Rufus Stone has just scooped two awards at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival in the USA, the only short to win in two categories at the festival: the Grand prize in the Alternative Spirit category and the Youth Jury Award for best GLBT film at the festival. The Rhode Island International Film [...]
Rufus Stone has been selected for acceptance by the judges for exhibition during this year’s FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), August 7-12, 2012. RIIFF is the largest public film festival in New England and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences qualifying event. In 2002, Flickers was notified by the Academy of [...]
Congratulations to Bournemouth University’s Dr Kip Jones who has been awarded funding from the ESRC to run a public engagement event as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science later this year. The event will be a multi-activity format including a screening of the film ‘Rufus Stone’ and launch of the method deck ‘Methods [...]
The joint efforts of Trevor Hearing (BU Media School), Ross Hillard (composer) and Kip Jones (Media School & HSC) have produced a short trailer for Rufus Stone the movie that captures both the story of the film as well as the beauty of its cinematography in two and a half minutes. Click on link below: [...]
A compiliation of trivia from the making of Rufus Stone the movie. http://kipworldblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/rufus-stone-movie-trivia.html
Rufus Stone the movie On Pinterest Favourites from location shots in black & white Shot in rural south west England, July 2011. All photos © KIPJONES
There will be a screening of Rufus Stone 28 Feb at the Talbot Campus of Bournemouth University at 12:45 in celebration of LGBT History Month. Complimentary lunch will be provided at noon before the film . You must be registered to attend. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The screening of Rufus Stone 28 Feb, at 12:45 pm has [...]
Members of the audience of the premiere of Rufus Stone were asked to pen their reactions to and thoughts about Rufus Stone. Some of the best are reported below. Its a fantastic way to disseminate research findings, bring them to life, make the audience interact with them. I had feared that the movie’s content might [...]
High definition screens, surround sound and oak panelled floors await the audience for the world premiere of the film, Rufus Stone on 16 November at 2 p.m. The recently completed Kimmeridge Theatre on the Talbot Campus of Bournemouth University will be the venue for the first screening of this ground-breaking film. Audience members can be [...]
Gay people ‘at risk of a lonelier old age’ Campaigners warn of looming care problem as Stonewall survey predicts health and housing crisis Jamie Doward The Observer, Sunday 11 September 2011 Ben Summerskill: ‘Thousands of gay people are growing older without the same family and support structures that many straight people enjoy.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson [...]
The Gay and Pleasant Land? Project research team has just received nearly £10K from the Big Lottery Fund for a follow-up project, ‘Developing Practice with Older Lesbians and Gay Men – A Method Deck’, building on the findings from the original research. This will work in tandem with its Rufus Stone the movie dissemination plan [...]
Part 1 Part 2 About this video: Videos by Trevor Hearing “A location report about the film Rufus Stone, directed by Josh Appignanesi. Rufus Stone is a film about love, sexual awakening and treachery, set in the bucolic countryside of south west England, and viewed through the lens of growing older. It is based on [...]
Rufus Stone shoot Day 5
‘Rufus Stone’ reaches production stages (from Bournemouth University News & Events webpages) 20 July 2011 Film which is being executively produced by BU’s Dr Kip Jones begins production. Directed by Josh Appignanesi and Executively Produced by BU’s Dr Kip Jones, ‘Rufus Stone’ – a film depicting ageing and gay life in rural South West England [...]
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Rufus Stone the movie makes the Sunday New York Times!
‘What goes around, comes around’ or Making a movie again. New blog entry on kipworldblog about the filming of our short, Rufus Stone.
Casting for extras and small roles will be held Saturday, 9 July at Bournemouth House, Christchurch Road between 10am and 2 pm. Please see list below for further information about the roles. Please contact the Producer if you are interested in attending. We are now beginning casting for the film! There are several roles for [...]
An article in the THE today reports on Rufus Stone the movie and the research project, Gay and Pleasant Land? which the film represents: Camera turns to capture gay and unpleasant land Cheers, Dr Kip Jones Executive Producer Rufus Stone, a film by Josh Appignanesi A film about love, sexual awakening and treachery, set in [...]
Welcome to Rufus Stone the movie weblog! It’s a virtual space for both background and updates on the short film, Rufus Stone, being produced as the major output of our three-year research project on being gay or lesbian, growing older and life in the British countryside. We hope that you will find this blog interesting [...]
- Research as Fiction: “The Return of Rufus Stone” by Kip Jones
- Two Chances to see RUFUS STONE at Bournemouth University
- Turning Research into Film published in Qualitative Research text
- Writing RUFUS STONE
- Dutch student builds on Rufus Stone with project on LGBT teens
- Film’s momentum continues to build audiences and impact
- Screenings at two local cinemas in June
- Interfacing with older LGBT citizens Two-day Masterclass
- Buzz around Rufus Stone continues to create academic, cinematic and community impact
- Rufus Stone selected for Torin Film Festival
- Rufus Stone reviewed in The Qualitative Report
- Rufus double win at Rhode Island Film Fest!
- Film selected for Rhode Island Film Festival
- BU wins ESRC Festival of Social Science funding!
- Ultimate trailer for Rufus Stone released!
- Rufus Stone the movie: Trivia
- Black and White photos from location shoots
- Screening 28 Feb at BU’s Talbot Campus
- The audience responds …
- Poster for the film
- Kimmeridge Theatre venue for World Premiere
- Worth reading: Gay people ‘at risk of a lonelier old age’
- BU secures funding for follow-up project
- Rufus Stone: Reports from location, Parts 1 & 2
- Final day of the shoot
- ‘Rufus Stone’ reaches production stages
- Fourth day of the film shoot
- Day Three photos from the shoot
- Photos from the second day of the film shoot
- Photos from the first day of the film shoot
- Film makes the New York Times
- ‘What goes around, comes around’ or Making a movie again.
- Rufus Stone is looking for a few good actors for bit parts and no pay!
- Times Higher Education reports on project
- Welcome to Rufus Stone the movie weblog!
13 March: University of Alberta the Arts-based Research Studio and Joe Norris present a screening of RUFUS STONE followed by a Q & A with Kip Jones via Skype. 12 noon to 2 p.m. Canadian time.
22 March: Keele University's "Dynamic Qualitative Research" two-day conference will show the film. Mid-day. Kip will be present to take questions and comments.
ALSO: Working out details to screen RUFUS STONE at University of Melbourne's "Artistry, performance and scholarly inquiry" Conference in July. Stay tuned!
Plans are now active for additional screenings of the award-winning research-based film, RUFUS STONE. The Alzheimer's Society will be using the film in its trainings nationally. In addition, Dorset Healthcare Trust will show the film on several occasions this autumn.
Recently published: "Infusing Biography with the Personal: Writing Rufus Stone".
Creative Approaches to Research, vol. 6. no.2, pp. 4-21.
Rufus Stone singled out as 'inspirational' in the Bournemouth University Annual Review.
BBC Radio Solent's Julian Clegg interviews Kip Jones about the making of Rufus Stone and its part in Bournemouth University's Festival of Learning, with two screenings in local cinemas in Poole and Wareham in June.
Kip Jones was a member of the panel at the LSE Review of Books hosted event as part of the 5th LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival, entitled, "Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication". A podcast of the event is now available.
Editor of LSE Impact blog interview with Kip Jones about fusing creative arts with social science in order to produce impact.
Rufus Stone upcoming screenings:
There will be a screening of Rufus Stone in March at Talbot campus hosted by BU Media School’s Narrative Group. Great chance to catch the film if you haven’t seen it already. 18 March, Kimmeridge (KG03) at 1 p.m.
Community screenings at local cinemas in Poole and Wareham are set for the BU Festival of Learning on June 5th at the Lighthouse and June 12th at the Rex.
Cambridge University welcomed Rufus to the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse cinema on the 22nd of February at 4 p.m. as part of their Arts and Science Researcher Forum. A Q & A with Jones and Rufus Stone’s director, Josh Appignanesi, followed the screening, BU’s Trevor Hearing moderated.
Film continues to make its mark.
Rufus Stone project singled out as 'inspirational' in Bournemouth University's Annual Review
WINNER of two awards for Rufus Stone at Rhode Island Film Festival! Further info
Ultimate trailer for Rufus Stone released!
The joint efforts of Trevor Hearing (BU Media School), Ross Hillard (composer) and Kip Jones (Media School & HSC) have produced a short trailer for Rufus Stone the movie that captures both the story of the film as well as the beauty of its cinematography in two and a half minutes.
Click here, play full screen and turn up your sound!
Wednesday 23 Nov on BBC Radio 4, Laurie Taylor talks to Rufus Stone Exec Producer Kip Jones about making a film based on research and how this helps impact on a wider audience with academic findings.
Listen on the BBC iplayer.
BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Thinking Allowed
Also available here
This documentary by the Media School's Trevor Hearing explores the background to the research voiced over location shooting of the film.
The Making of Rufus Stone
A podcast in which Trevor Hearing talks with Kip Jones about turning research into film.
"Try to remember", video of screencaps telling the story of love between Rufus and Flip.
Video of screencaps that tell the story of the film, Rufus Stone, in stills.
Rufus Stone: nascita/finale Personal Report from the shoot by Kip Jones
Film about the Gay and Grey Project by Ben Mallaby. This project was the antecedent of the Gay and Pleasant Land? Project and informed our initial research questions.
The Gay and Pleasant Land? Project is a research project that took place as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (a unique collaboration between five UK Research Councils—ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and AHRC) on ageing in 21st Century Britain.
The project, “Gay and Pleasant Land?—a study about positioning, ageing and gay life in rural South West England and Wales” (GPL) took place over three years. Gay and Pleasant Land
Josh Appignanesi, London-based filmmaker, script writer and director, has been chosen to direct a short film based in three years of research at Bournemouth University.
The film, Rufus Stone, will tell the story of being gay and growing older in the British countryside.
Appignanesi recently directed and script edited the comedy feature film, The Infidel. Rufus Stone the Movie
We have published two of several forthcoming articles on the research process: ‘Connecting Participatory Methods in a Study of Older Lesbian and Gay Citizens in Rural Areas’ in the International Journal of Qualitative Research and ‘Exploring Sexuality, Ageing and Rurality in a Multi-Method, Performative Project’ is available electronically from the British Journal of Social Work.Our Research Outputs