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Local Pick: Under the Skin (2013)

Jonathan Glazer’s third film, Under the Skin, follows Scarlett Johansson as an unearthly creature disguised as nameless woman who prowls the streets of Glasgow, luring male victims into her lair to be swallowed into pools of black viscous matter. The film opens with a Kubrickian composition of creation: a pinhole of light that expands into a celestial and planetary crescendo, before transforming into an eye, blinking and seeing for the first time. Perception is rendered critical here, and Glazer works to create a film that foregrounds a strikingly unemotional gaze.

under-the-skin_reflections

The film strips the plot of Michel Faber’s debut novel back to an almost wordless dance between Johansson’s stalking predator and her unwitting victims. It is dominated by silences that render the scenes otherworldly to the viewer, and Johansson and her motorbike riding minder seem to communicate without language. At the inception of Johansson’s human form in the opening scene, we hear her finding her voice through repeated nasal articulations. Glazer is careful to ensure she is not invested with a kind of infant-like curiosity here, but rather voices as if testing an instrument. When Johansson does speak in her clipped yet regionless English accent, her voice is as much an alien presence in the buzz of the thick Glaswegian dialect as is her physicality. She coyly asks her victims, ‘Do you think I’m pretty?’ and the answer is always fatally affirmative.

Under the Skin plays with the incongruity of Johansson as sex symbol and movie star suddenly hanging around Sauchiehall Street at night, and uses this consciously to construct an unsentimental strangeness. It is bleak and bold in its treatment of the frame as an objective lens, the emotionless eye of Johansson as dangerous seductress. It is through this detachment that the film achieves it goal of creating a world that is acutely depersonalized. My own reaction after viewing the film in the cinema was one of environmental bewilderment; on the walk home, everything that had seemed commonplace was suddenly transmogrified into oddity.

This evisceration of the familiar is bolstered and cemented by Johansson’s remarkable performance. She is supremely blank – all surface, and reactive only in minutia, a dearth where her personality should be. When coupled with the astonishing and haunting score composed by Mica Levi who uses violins to conjure up and cloak the film in an unsettling and eerie tonal shroud, Johansson has never seemed more conflictingly malevolent yet vulnerable.

The scenes in which Johansson ensnares her victims in her lair, silently siren-like with her nude body, become as reverse-births, the men floating in suspended animation in a kind of amniotic fluid that destroys rather than creates. Amongst this complex thematic framework, the film balances the juxtaposition of the fantastic with the mundane. When placed alongside each other, the two generic and tonal aspects of the film – social realism vs. futuristic science fiction – initially seem incompatible. But instead the contrast works with startling success by having the effect of amplifying one another.

While much of the film’s first half is concerned with this cycle of hunt-lure-kill, as it moves forward we realize at its heart it is about the acquisition of empathy. We gradually witness Johansson’s character begin to develop morality, and an encounter with a man suffering from neurofibromatosis catalyses her into an existential crisis as she is confronted with an urge to be benevolent.   Much like Birth, Glazer’s misunderstood 2004 sophomoric effort, Under the Skin is a film that attempts to bridge the gap between big ontological and philosophical questions about the nature of existence and the definition of humanity, and as Johansson replaces the urban grit for bleak moors and forests, the film dares to ask at what point does a person become human.

Since it premiered in 2013, and as the buzz around it has increased and abated over the past few years, it has drawn its fair share of detractors as well as admirers. I think part of Under the Skin’s divisiveness lies somewhere in its attempt to broach these broad questions of what defines a human through a scheme of juxtaposing the familiar with the uncanny. Glazer doesn’t create a cinematic space that attempts to answer these questions for the viewer, but rather purposely removes explanation from all aspects (this includes denying the comfort of a clearly stated motivation for Johansson’s culling of lusty men). This is a film that is fundamentally about atmosphere, and Glazer invokes highland mist and deserted high-rises as visual metaphors for the film’s interest in obscurity and uncertainty. Definitely, Under the Skin resists ease, but it will simultaneously draw you in to its erotic and murky blackness.

by Ryan McNab

Watch the trailer for this film here:

marxism today (prologue)

In other Southside film related news, the Southside Film Festival is pleased to share a screening that The Common Guild is organising next month at Langside Hall on the 15th November.

In the lead up to Phil Collins’ major new project for Queen’s Park and Glasgow 2014, The Common Guild and Film and Video Umbrella present a special screening of ‘marxism today (prologue)’ (2010) followed by a talk with the artist.

Phil Collins – marxism today (prologue)
 Friday 15 November, 7pm
Langside Hall, 5 Langside Avenue Glasgow G41 2QR
Tickets: £2.50 

The film is a poignant reminder of the extent to which the fault-lines and power struggles of history impact on individual lives. It was premiered at the Berlin Biennale in 2010, and later broadcast on national television in Germany, where its portrayal of teachers of Marxism-Leninism in the former GDR had particular resonance.

Presented in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella, as part of ’25 Frames’, a programme of screenings and events marking the organisation’s 25th anniversary, in which stand-out pieces from the organisation’s past are re-staged and re-evaluated for the present.

This special event finds a richly appropriate setting in Langside Hall, on the edge of Queen’s Park, an emblem of the city’s distinctive social, cultural and architectural heritage. Phil Collins will be in conversation with Film and Video Umbrella Director, Steven Bode, after the screening. ‘marxism today (prologue)’ was co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Cornerhouse, Abandon Normal Devices, Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD, and Berlin Biennale, and produced by Shady Lane Productions. Places are limited.

Please book via Eventbrite: marxismtoday.eventbrite.co.uk

The mighty Wurlitzer cinema organ returns! With Vampyr…


Join us on Sunday 27th October for a unique Halloween themed film screening of Carl Th. Dreyer’s Vampyr with live Wurlitzer Cinema Organ accompaniment as part of our Autumn Film Club in partnership with Pollokshaws Burgh Hall and the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust.

Pollokshaws Burgh Hall (2025 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1NE) is home to the mighty Wurlitzer Cinema Organ, Scotland’s only cinema organ. The Scottish Cinema Organ Trust (SCOT) dedicate 2 days a week to restoring and maintaining this musical instrument now well into its 8th decade! 

Vampyr is a 1932 French-German horror film, one of the first psychological horror films. It ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time (appearing in the top 10 of the Guardian’s list of ‘best horror films of all time’ in 2010). The story centres around Allan Grey, a student of the occult who enters the village of Courtempierre, which is under the curse of a vampire.

Grey arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own, a mysterious scythe-bearing figure tolling a bell, a terrifying dream of his own burial). Things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anaemia – or is it something more sinister?

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £6 (£5 for concessions) and are available online from Tickets Scotland soon (booking fee applies) or on the door from Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

Vampyr
Cert PG, 1932 (75 mins)
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Sunday 27 October, 8pm

Film Club flyers

Our flyers for Autumn Film Club at The Glad Cafe have arrived and our team of dedicated volunteers will be distributing them across the Southside this weekend. Just in time for our first screening – Heathers on Tuesday 3rd September.

The eagle eyed amongst might have spotted that there’s now a 6th screening included on the flyer. This is Robot & Frank which we are screening on Tuesday 15 October in partnership with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. This is an exciting additional screening to our other Autumn Film Club ones in partnership with The Glad Cafe and there are more details here.

If you see any of our flyers whilst you’re out & about or think there is somewhere good we should be putting them then get in touch via twitter or facebook or by email and use the hashtag #southsidefilm.

Film Club returns


We’re delighted to announce that film club is back for Autumn 2013! 

Here’s the line up for our 5 core Film Club screenings at the Glad Cafe and we have a couple of other screenings planned, details of those will be announced soon.

In September, on Tuesday 3rd we’ll be screening Heathers – the 80’s cult classic black comedy about high school cliques.

In October, on Tuesday 8th we’ll be showing Swedish horror film Let the Right One In/Låt den Rätte Komma In.

For November, there’s a chance to catch the brilliant performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra on Tuesday 5th.

In December, there’ll be two screenings one on Tuesday 3rd In Bruges and on Sunday 15th something for the kids with The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists!

Tickets will be on sale soon – keep an eye out for details. Once they are available you can buy them online from Ticket Scotland and in person at the Glad Cafe and on the door.

The Southside Film Festival in partnership with The Glad Cafe has run a successful film club since October 2012. Our monthly films are screened in the great space at The Glad Cafe on a Tuesday evening at 8pm, with one kids matinee screening per season at 4pm. 

Top 10 Guide

The lovely people at Top Ten Glasgow Guide have put together the list below of the top 10 things to do and see at the Southside Film Festival. You can follow them on twitter @toptenglasgow or facebook for more great Glasgow recommendations.

1. Learn more about acclaimed photo journalist McCullin in Queen’s Park Camera Club.

2. Catch Sightseers, a black comedy about murder and caravanning in the 46th Glasgow Scout Group Hall.

3. Watch short films in the swimming pool at Govanhill Baths; or watch a music doc about the last gig by LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up and Play the Hits – at music venue The Glad Cafe on Saturday night and follow that by dancing at iBop at Pollok Ex Servicemens’ Club.

4. Have a drink in the library overlooking Pollok Park and move into the dining room to watch Gosford Park, and follow that up with dinner in the Servant’s Quarters in Pollok House on Sunday afternoon.

5. Watch one of the best silent films ever made, Battleship Potemkin, with live accompaniment from the Wurtlizer Cinema Organ at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Sun.

6. Get some Bollywood in your life with a Kuch Kuch Hota Hoi, a film partly shot in the Southside. 

7. See the Southside filmmakers of the future on Saturday at the Southside Filmmaker Award screening.

8. Forget Iron Man 3, take the kids to see the kids’ classic favourite Iron Giant on Sat afternoon at The Glad Cafe (and your kids can learn how to make Superhero Animation at an animation workshop that morning).  

9. If you want to learn more about the history of cinemas and cinema going on the Southside of Glasgow then don’t miss out Cinema Walk at 2pm on Sunday afternoon – sign up in advance and receive the meeting point.

10. Lots more free screenings and events at the Burrell Collection, Scotland St Museum, Hidden Gardens and Kinning Park Complex, so check full information and tickets on the SFF website.

RESCHEDULED: Green Screen Double Bill for St Patrick’s Day Weekend

Green Screen: Irish Documentary Double Bill:
A Million Bricks (N/C 15) & Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey
(N/C 15)


Friday 15 March
The Glad Cafe
Doors 6.30pm
First Film- A Million Bricks  -Starts at 7pm

Co-Director Frank Martin will introduce A Million Bricks and will take part in a Q&A following the film
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Second Film-Bernadette -Starts at 9.15pm
Price for both films – £6 full price £5 concession-and all box office will go directly to the filmmakers.  Tickets only available on the door.



A Million Bricks

In the optimism of the 1960’s people bought new homes in Springfield Park only to find themselves at the heart of a battle when the Troubles broke out. After a night of violence in 1971, six people were killed and Catholic and Protestant families left the last mixed street in West Belfast.


A Million Bricks is the story of a scattered community told by the people themselves and directed and produced by Frank Martin and Seamus Kelters, who lived there. 
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade. 

Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peace-line, a wall of a million bricks, separating them.

Co Director Frank Martin will travel from Belfast for this screening to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A after the film so don’t miss this!

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

Did you know that Bernadette Devlin was once described by an opponent as “Fidel Castro in a mini skirt”? That she punched the Home Secretary in the Houses of Parliament the day after Bloody Sunday? That she was elected MP at 21?

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey has certainly had a tumultuous political career and her political journey continues to this day. Lelia Doolan’s documentary allows her personal and political story to unfold in this atmospheric and evocative film. Using archive footage and a series of interviews with Bernadette herself over a number of years, a complex and intricate picture evolves of a formidable figure of recent Irish politics.


Thanks to Director Lelia Doolan for permission to screen this film.

Rescheduled from Southside Film Festival, May 2012, for St Patrick’s Day weekend.  

Film Club

The Southside Film Festival in partnership with the Glad Cafe is delighted to announce our plans for a film club this autumn. We will be screening a monthly film in the great new space at the Glad Cafe this October, November and December. 

Download the flyer here.

Here’s what we are screening:
Frankenstein(dir. James Whale, 1931, CertPG, 71mins) Tue 30 Oct, 8pm 
http://t-s.co/sou04
Headhunters(dir. Morten Tyldum, 2011, Cert15, 93mins) Tue 27 Nov, 8pm 
http://t-s.co/sou05
Arthur Christmas (dir. Sarah Smith, 2011, CertU, 97mins) Sat 15 Dec, 3pm 
http://t-s.co/sou06
Harvey(dir. Henry Koster, 1950, CertPG, 104mins) Tue 18 Dec 8pm 
http://t-s.co/sou07

For full film info visit our website’s film club page.

Tickets are available in advance online at Tickets Scotland (via the above links) or in person from The Glad Cafe.
Tickets available on the door half an hour before advertised screening time. 
Tickets are all £6 full price or £5 concession with a £1 discount for those dressed as a horror film character at the Frankenstein screening or £5 for all kids at Arthur Christmas screening.

Don’t forget to fill in our survey – it will help us create a better festival for you!

Film Quiz Fundraiser, Thurs 20 Sept

Southside Film Festival is back for one night only!

The first film quiz during the film festival in May was such a hit that we are bringing it back for a film festival fundraiser! 

Do you recognise the lady on this poster and can you name the film? Do you love movies? Then get your team together and get yourself down to The Bungo for 8pm on Thursday 20th September.

Prizes include 2 guest list places for Miaoux Mioux gig on Sat 24 November at The Glad Cafe, 2 GFT cinema tickets, some Cineworld cinema tickets and dinner and wine for 2 at The Bungo

Warning: there is no mobile phone reception in the basement of The Bungo so don’t expect any help from google!

Film quiz hosts: Barry Young and Noelle Carroll of Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Entry to the quiz is £2 per person and all proceeds go to Southside Film Festival, a not-for-profit film festival run by volunteers, bringing film back to Southside Glasgow. 

Short Films @ The Chalet RESCHEDULED

The Short Films @ The Chalet which had to be cancelled are going to be shown on Saturday 2nd June at the Chalet.

This is a FREE screening and the programme of Short Films includes:

1. Waste Art (9′)
What is waste art? A look into the world of this new and exotic artform, expounded by its practitioners. Directed by Andy Dow.

2. The Land Between Tick and Tock (13′)
Nick Padalino, an eccentric New Yorker, owns a fluorescent art museum incentral Amsterdam. ‘A land between Tick and Tock’ is a documentary portraitof Nick and his Parisian girlfriend Michele as they guide the viewer aroundtheir quirky hand made museum of fluorescent wonders. Directed by KateBurton.

3. The Tannery (5’30”)
A recently deceased Fox has a life after death experience. Animated anddirected by Iain Gardener. The Tannery was nominated for Best Animation,BAFTA in Scotland Awards, 2011 and won Best Animation at CFC WorldWideShort Film Festival, Toronto and the Celtic Media Festival 2011. The music wascomposed by Southsider Mick Cooke who appeared at Southside Film Festival’scomposing music for film discussion last year.

4.An Artifical Light (19’40)
A tale of romance and heartache, filmed in Aberdeen last year.Written and directed by Tim Courtney. Starring: Pamela Donald, Davy King,Adam Morrice and Matthew Duncan.

5. Pentecost (11mins)
A young Irish boy faces a difficult choice that may leave him at odds with hissmall community. Written and directed by Peter McDonald, produced byEimear O’Kane. Nominated for Best Live Action Film Oscar, 2012.

[Tumult]

6. Tumult (13 mins)A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied andwounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his sonwhen an army of a completely different kind…descends upon them.Written and directed by Johnny Barrington, produced by Rhianna Andrews.

7. Whether the weather (5mins)
Commissioned by Screen Academy Scotland in 2011 to screen at EdinburghInternational Festival and be viewed by Philip Glass, this film was a response toGlass and Regio’s collaboration on the Qatsi trilogy. Director Lorna Simpsonand composer Jordan Gilmour worked together to produce a response to theGlass and Regio’s work.

8. Out on the Tiles (3’11”)
An inebriated woman pays a visit to the ladies’ loo for a cigarette, but noteverything goes to plan….Animated and directed by Anna Pearson. Winner ofBAFTA in Scotland Best Animation Award 2011.

Short Films @ The Chalet
Saturday 2nd June | 7:30pm
FREE

N.B. Changes to programme!

Announcing some last minute changes to the published programme:

Change of venue for Crowd Funding films discussion-now in The Bungo -same time and date-6.30pm Fri 18 May and all other details remain the same http://southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/southside-film-festival-2012-programme_28.html

Change of date, time and venue for Come Closer screening -now in The Shed on Sunday 20 May at 2.15pm, £6/£5, tickets available on the door only http://southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/southside-film-festival-2012-programme_8368.html

Finally, the screening at Govanhill Baths will now NOT take place in the swimming pool as advertised. The screening will now be in the well being centre at the front of the building. http://southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/southside-film-festival-2012-programme_4847.html

Please help spread the word about these changes so nobody goes to the wrong place at the wrong time and misses out on these great events and screenings!

Thanks, Southside Film Festival team

Southside Film Festival Promo

At the first Southside Film Festival last year Gary Lewis introduced Peter Mullan’s short films ‘Close’ and ‘Fridge’ and ‘Crying with Laughter’ starring Stephen McCole and ‘American Cousins’, written by Sergio Casci, also screened. Gary, Stephen and Sergio are all back this year to help promote the festival.

Check out the new film festival promo on YouTube.

Southside Film Festival – bringing film back to Glasgow’s Southside! 17-20 May, 2012 Tickets on sale now at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands or online at Tickets Scotland.

Made In Govan Showcase

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

MADE IN GOVAN: PLANTATION
PRODUCTIONS SHOWCASE
2pm-4pm
Kinning Park Complex (opposite Kinning Park Subway)
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for all ages

Plantation Productions are proud to present some humorous highlights from their work with youth and community groups in Govan over the last year, including:
Come Rain or Shine (20 mins) a documentary by the Time Out Arts Group 
So You Think You’re Funny? (20 mins) Young Persons comedy sketch show 
Comedy Bytes (20 mins) comedy sketches from the Portal Senior’s Film Club

Let Plantation introduce you to an outlandish array of characters from a 64 year old Mammy’s Boy to the lovely Miss Tash, and take a light-hearted look at how we can all improve our mental health – even on a rainy day!


Kids Surprise Film!

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY


SURPRISE FILM!
2pm-3.30pm
Burrell Cinema, The Burrell Collection
FREE
Suitable for all ages

In this Disney-Pixar classic we journey inside the miniature world of bugs for larger-than- life fun and adventure! Can you guess what the surprise film is?

Screening in the Burrell Cinema, the Lecture Theatre beside the Burrell Cafe. 
Please ask for directions to the cinema at the Enquiry Desk.

Swimming Shorts @ the Baths

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SWIMMING SHORTS @ THE BATHS
9.30pm
Govanhill Baths
FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15
This screening will NOW NOT take place in the old swimming pool. The screening with NOW BE in the well being centre at the front of the building so now no need for cushions (we hope!) 

To celebrate Govanhill Baths reopening part of the building earlier this year, Southside Film Festival has put together a programme of some of its favourite short films about swimming. Govanhill Baths continues to fundraise to open the rest of building, including the swimming pools. Find out more at www.govanhillbaths.com

Programme includes: Jean Taris, Swimming Champion (1931) Jean Vigo’s beautiful portrait of the famous 1920s swimmer Jean Taris, River Child, a short film about two teenage girl’s day out by the river, Butterfly, an intimate portrait which explores a young woman’s perspective about living with albinism and Five Six Seven Eight, a short film about love and dancing, shot in the baths last year.

Butterfly














Butterfly

Short Films @ The Chalet

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SHORT FILMS @ THE CHALET
7.30pm-9pm
THE CHALET
FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15

The Chalet is an independent artist-run studio, workshop and exhibition space. It currently hosts 10 artists and designers. Southside Film Festival has programmed some of its favourite recent short films alongside some Southside work that we couldn’t fit into the Southside Filmmakers programme.

Film programme includes Tumult, written and directed by Jonny Barrington and OSCAR nominated Irish short film Pentecost, written and directed by Peter McDonald, documentaries The Land Between Tick and Tock, directed by Kate Burton and Waste Art directed by Andy Dow and animations The Tannery, Out of the Tiles and more…

Tumult

The Land Between Tick and Tock
                                                                                                          Pentecost

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

AN EVENING WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES
PART 1: REICHENBACH FALLS -WITH INTRO AND Q&A FROM WRITER JAMES MAVOR
PART 2: SHERLOCK SILENTS-THE MYSTERY OF LEAPING FISH (1916) & SHERLOCK JR (1924)
7pm-10pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5 for part 2 – part 1 FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15
Buy tickets for part 2 here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Reichenbach Falls is an action-packed psychological thriller examining the complex relationship between character and creator. DI Jim Buchan is a cop on the edge, Jack Harvey is a successful crime writer with the world at his feet. In Reichenbach Falls, these two former friends are thrown together when a 100-year-old body is discovered beneath the streets of Edinburgh.
While Harvey is on the brink of launching his new novel, St Bernard’s Well, DI Buchan’s murder investigation takes him into the dark Jekyll and Hyde underworld of Edinburgh and a parallel journey into the Scottish Capital’s literary past, leading him to question the very nature of his own existence. The shattering truth will bring the lives of these two very different men together and blow them apart.




Reichenbach Falls








The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (25mins) stars Douglas Fairbanks as Coke Ennyday, a scientific detective, loosely based on Holmes, who discovers a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported with “Leaping Fishes”… You get the idea, this is a bizarre viewing experience and not what you normally expect from Douglas Fairbanks!

Sherlock Junior (45mins), written, directed, produced and starring Buster Keaton as a love struck detective/projectionist, is not to be missed! This version of this silent comedy classic has a jazzy score from Carl Davis.





                                                               Sherlock Jr

Thanks to Sherlock Holmes Society of Scotland



Green Screen: A Million Bricks

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

GREEN SCREEN DOUBLE BILL: TROUBLED STORIES FROM DERRY AND BELFAST –
A MILLION BRICKS
5pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5 or £10 for double bill
N/C 15
Buy tickets for A Million Bricks here
But tickets for double bill here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands


In the optimism of the 1960’s people bought new homes in Springfield Park only to find themselves at the heart of a battle when the Troubles broke out. After a night of violence in 1971, six people were killed and Catholic and Protestant families left the last mixed street in West Belfast.


A Million Bricks is the story of a scattered community told by the people themselves and directed and produced by Frank Martin and Seamus Kelters, who lived there. 
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade. 


Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peace-line, a wall of a million bricks, separating them.

Green Screen: Bernadette

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

GREEN SCREEN DOUBLE BILL: TROUBLED STORIES FROM DERRY AND BELFAST –
BERNADETTE: NOTES FROM A POLITICAL JOURNEY
3pm-4.30pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5 or £10 for double bill
N/C 15
Buy tickets for Bernadette here
But tickets for double bill here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands
Did you know that Bernadette Devlin was once described by an opponent as “Fidel Castro in a mini skirt”? That she punched the Home Secretary in the Houses of Parliament the day after Bloody Sunday? That she was elected MP at 21?

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey has certainly had a tumultuous political career and her political journey continues to this day. Lelia Doolan’s documentary allows her personal and political story to unfold in this atmospheric and evocative film. Using archive footage and a series of interviews with Bernadette herself over a number of years, a complex and intricate picture evolves of a formidable figure of recent Irish politics.

Short Films by Young People

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SHORT FILMS MADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
3pm-4.30pm

Scout Hall, Cathcart

FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for 12-16 year olds








                                                  Backfire



Easier as a Spaceman








First Light works with over 5,000 young people every year, giving them the opportunity to learn the craft of high- quality short filmmaking from industry professionals using industry standard equipment. This selection of films, programmed by Southside Film Festival, brings you the best of recent Scottish work, made by young people, 12-16 years old, supported by First Light.




Films include: Three Blind Mice, Modern Love, Easier as a Spaceman and Inside Out from Edinburgh, Backfire and Strings Attached from Bellshill and Paperboy from Dundee.

For more information about First Light visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk

Short Films by Kids

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SHORT FILMS MADE BY KIDS FOR KIDS
1.45pm-2.30pm
Scout Hall, Cathcart
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for under 12s

First Light is a UK wide organisation that uses film and media production to develop creative and technical production skills in filmmaking, as well as a range of ‘life skills’.This selection of films, programmed by Southside Film Festival, brings you the best of recent Scottish work, made by kids under 12, supported by First Light.


Films include: Lights Out from Orkney, Doodle Disaster from Inverkeithing, Nightmares from Hell and Rock Up from Edinburgh, Three Wishes from AberdeenBinn Bunny Goes Green and Granny Mac’s Meringues from Burntisland.


For more information about First Light visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk

Doodle Disaster





Granny Mac’s Meringues















Class Struggle: Film From the Clyde

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

CLASS STRUGGLE: FILM FROM THE CLYDE
3pm-5pm
Pearce Institute, Govan
FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15

Cinema Action was the only film-crew allowed to record the dramatic events of the UCS Work-in of 1971-2 inside the shipyards. It was one of the most exciting and powerful struggles against unemployment in Britain.

Film from the Clyde (97mins), 41 years on, draws its strength, humour and resistance from the men and women of the shop floor and below decks. The overwhelming support of the people of the Clyde is all there to be seen in this film.

Screening in Govan, there is sure to be an interesting post film discussion!


UPDATE: this screening with introduced by Chris Bartter who will also chair the post film Q&A with veteran Jimmy Cloughley of the coordinating committee and other veterans (TBC) 

Archive Films

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

ARCHIVE FILMS:
SHIPYARDS PARKS & GREEK THOMSON
Screenings at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Boat Shed, Queens Park
FREE but donations welcome
suitable for all ages

This programme of archive films will be looped so you can dip and out of it on your Saturday afternoon in the park. The programme will start at 2pm and last for approximately 1 hour so if you want to see the whole thing then turn up at 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. 

Programme: 
All We’re Skilled In (20mins, 2011), a project between GFT and Plantation Productions where young people created new soundtracks for silent archive footage of the shipyards, Greek Thomson (28 mins, 1967), a documentary about Greek Thomson’s design of some of our local architecture and an extract from Our Public Parks (1949, silent).

Thanks to Scottish Screen Archive for the archive footage.

Surprise Kids Film

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SURPRISE FILM! KIDS MOVIE CLUB
1pm
Pollokshaws Library
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for 3-12 year olds

Come along and settle down to a good film-we can’t tell you what it will be but it’s sure to be a nice surprise for the kids!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.