Category Archives: Saturday

Glasgow I Love You, But You’re Freakin’ Me Out!

With only a couple of days to go til the festival kicks off, I hope you’ve all had the chance to check out this year’s programme and are excited as we are about everything that we’ve got going on over the coming weekend.
One I am personally extremely psyched about is our screening of ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ – a documentary film charting the last 48 hours of generation defining band LCD Soundsystem. 
Frontman James Murphy made the unusual decision to bring an end to the party right at the peak of the band’s popularity –  they played their last ever gig to a sold out Madison Square Garden in NYC in April 2011, ensuring they would go out with a bang!
Party kids across the world wept as the cowbells stopped and LCD were no more, Daft Punk were no longer playing at your house, All Your Friends were away up the road…….’Shut Up and Play the Hits’ tells the story of the end of an era for music fans & for Murphy himself:

“Likeable, deadpan and refreshingly self-aware, the inner turmoil and obvious regret of the ageing hipster makes this not only a sad farewell to a great band, but to life as Murphy knows it.” – Total Film, 2012.

So, this coming Saturday – all you Southside music & film buffs (and we know there are LOADS of you) can all get a wee bit nostalgic for our fading youth with our screening of the film at The Glad Cafe (8pm – doors 7.30pm – tickets £6/5). The film seemed to have a pretty limited release when it was out last year so if – like me-  you missed it – take this second chance to see it on the big screen!

If you want to make a night of it (Go on…!) – don’t forget that iBop – the Southside’s longest running indie night –  will be hosting a wee after party for you all to get your dance on  – keep a hold of your ticket stub for discounted entry. Hope to see you all throwing some shapes on the dancefloor – don’t forget your cowbells!

– ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ – Sat 18 May – The Glad Cafe – 8pm (doors 7.30pm) – £6/5 – tickets on sale now at The Glad Cafe or online at http://www.tickets-scotland.com/

Followed by:

– iBop – Sat 18 May – Pollock Ex Servicemans Club – £5 on the door or £4 with your ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ ticket stub.

Don’t forget to follow us & tag us in photos of your night on Instagram – @SouthsideFilmFestival and let us know what you think of the film on Twitter – #southsidefilm

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.

Make Your Own Animation

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY


MAKE YOUR OWN ANIMATION
11.30am-1pm
£3 (limited availability, tickets must be purchased in advance)
Scout Hall, Cathcart
Suitable for 8-12 year olds
Buy tickets for this workshop here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands












Join animators from Red Kite Animation studio for this introduction to making 2D cartoons. Make your own 2D puppet and bring it to life with cameras and computers. All the films will go online at www.redkiteworkshops.co.uk

This workshop is only for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Children will be supervised. Jim Sirk, workshop coordinator for Red Kite Animation, holds Enhanced Disclosure.

Write Camera Action Workshop

Write Camera Action Workshop
Saturday 14 May, 18:00 – 21:00 (donations only)
The Shed (The Loft)

Write! Camera! Action! run motivational workshops in support of independent filmmaking and anyone with a passion for film. Through the workshop writers can see how their script plays out in the hands of Directors and Actors and receive constructive feedback.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email us (southsidefilmfest@gmail.com) to register your interest and also whether you are interested in the acting, writing and/or filmmaking aspects of the workshop.

Scottish Animation Network

Scottish Animation Network
Saturday 14 May, 11.30-13:00 (donations only)
Langside Library

There will be a screening of animation films at Langside Library from The Scottish Animation Network.  Scotland’s growing animation sector came together and in 2001 organised the successful Projector Festival which showcased animated films and brought together animators, producers, students and educators in order to share their experiences.

With the support of PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) the UK’s trade association representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, digital, children’s and animation media companies The Scottish Animation Network continues to grow and support award winning animators.

Southside Artists Outdoor Screening

Southside Artists Outdoor Screening
Saturday 14 May, 22:00 (donations only)
Southside Studios

A special outdoor screening of Artists Films, curated by the Southside Studios
JR Ewen and Olivia Gurtler founded new arts company Hang It Up Ltd which runs Digital Media workshops for school children.

The company also produces films, DVD authoring, contemporary painting, exhibition installation, and print design. The Southside Studios is managed by Hang It Up and provides studios as well as support for Glasgow based Artists.

Save Our Pool

Save Our Pool
Saturday 14 May, 21:00 for 21:30 start (donations only)
Govanhill Baths

A special screening of ‘Save Our Pool’ in Govanhill Baths will be held as part of the Southside Film Festival to mark the 10th anniversary of the Govanhill Baths sit in and forced closure and to act as a fundraiser for the Govanhill Baths Trust.

{govanhill baths}
The Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s goal is to reopen the baths as a Wellbeing Centre while contributing to wider social, cultural and built regeneration in Govanhill through a range of activities.  The campaign began on the day the baths were closed, March 17th 2001.  After ten years of struggle, Govanhill Baths Community Trust will finally move into the building later this year.

The Trust will soon be beginning the Phase 1 redevelopment of the front section, creating offices, meeting and workshop areas and returning the historic building to community use. Staged restoration of the pools will follow.

United We Will Swim!

Archive Film Screenings

Archive screening of shipyards & Southside
Saturday 14 May, 14:00-16:00 (donations only)
Boat Shed, Queens Park

Oscar winning documentary Seawards the Great Ships (Dir. Hilary Harris, 1960) based on a treatment by John Grierson will be screened in the Boat Shed, Queens Park. Scenes in the drawing offices, steel mills and shipyards depict how the ships were constructed, launched and fitted out before starting out on voyages around the world.

There will also be additional archive footage shown of Southside Glasgow from the Scottish Screen Archive collections.

You Play Your Part

You Play Your Part
Saturday 14 May, 14:00-16:00 (donations only)
Pearce Institute Govan

The Pearce Institute in Govan will host a screening of You Play Your Part, a community based, participatory documentary about women’s struggles in Govan and Greater Glasgow. Taking its inspiration from the Govan Rent strikes of 1915, led by Mrs Barbour’s Army, the film tells the stories of campaigning women. Based on the experiences of women and men involved in the project, the film highlights striking women such as Mary Barbour, Agnes McLean, the campaign for equal pay and women’s working lives in the industries and trade unions of Clydeside.

Produced & directed by Kirsten MacLeod with members of The Govan Seniors Film Group and the Platforum Mental Health service, in association with Plantation Productions & The University of the West of Scotland.

Scottish Screenwriters Workshop

Scottish Screenwriters Workshop
Saturday 14 May, 13:00-15:00 (donations only)
Hutchesons’ Grammer School

A must for all aspiring screenwriters, the Southside Film Festival will be hosting one of Scottish Screenwriters regular workshops at Hutchesons’ Grammer School in the main building, entering by Beaton Road. The group hold regular meetings/workshops in Glasgow and Edinburgh where novice and professional screenwriters meet, discuss and develop ideas and scripts.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email us (southsidefilmfest@gmail.com) to register your interest.

When John McShane & Jerry Brannigan completed their first Writers Factory Screenwriting Course they enjoyed the workshopping element so much that they organised a writing group to meet monthly to continue their development as screenwriters. Now, 7 years on, the website, Scottish Screenwriters has well over 500 members as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow Groups who continue to meet monthly. Whether it’s at one of the meetings, or on the website, Scottish Screenwriters is a place where all screenwriters can go to meet fellow screenwriters, exchange information and have others read their work in a safe and constructive environment.

Jerry Brannigan is currently completing a feature film commission, and is working with John McShane on a number of projects on Robert Burns which includes a Book and a Drama for television. Both Jerry & John are also working with a New York based television production company and have set up a Glasgow based writing team to work with them.

Crying with Laughter

Crying with Laughter
Saturday 14 May, 19:30 (£5)
The Shed

The Southside Film Festival is delighted to be screening Crying with Laughter at The Shed with an introduction and post film Q& A session from star of the film, Stephen McCole!

{still from Crying with Laughter}

Crying with Laughter is a powerfully redemptive and darkly comedic revenge thriller, set against the vicious world of stand-up comedy. Find out more in the official press pack here.

Shorts – Dreamlands

Short Films Programme 1: Dreamlands (15)
Saturday 14 May, 19:30
The Chalet

Strange worlds, eccentric characters and unexpected happenings await in this eclectic, international selection of films from Glasgow Short Film Festival 2011 being screened at The Chalet on Saturday 14 May at 19:30.

{still from Death of a Pop Star}

The films being screened are:

  • Picknick / Henrik Andersson / Sweden / 2010 / 15 min
  • Surpriseville / Tim Travers Hawkins / UK / 2010 / 10 min
  • Photos of God / Paul Wright / UK / 2010 / 28 min
  • X.O. Genesis / Rowan Wernham / New Zealand / 2010 / 12 min
  • Death of a Pop Star / Greg Loser / USA / 2010 / 15 min

Discover Swedish drama Picknick, a bizarre snapshot of masculinity in crisis; experience the beautiful, sorrowful and fragmented world of Paul Wright’s Photos of God; and take an intergalactic ride in the wildly inventive animation X.O. Genesis. Also featured in this programme is the thought-provoking documentary Surpriseville, an exploration of the mental and physical boundaries of an American community, and masterful drama Death of a Pop Star, which captures the strange characters living in the home of an ailing celebrity.