Category Archives: Sunday

Battleship Potemkin

One of the highlights of the past two festivals have been our screenings at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall in partnership with the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust. These screenings make the most of the fantastic and mighty Wurlitzer organ installed in the halls.

This time next week we will be screening a Soviet Cinema classic, Battleship Potemkin. It is considered to be one of the best films ever made-in 2011 Total Film said “…nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein’s masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing.”

Sun 19th May, 8pm, doors 7.30pm
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.
Price: £6/£5
Cert PG, 66 mins, 1925 

Battleship Potemkin is a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. Sergei Eisenstein famously wrote Battleship Potemkin as revolutionist propaganda and to test his idea of montage, his new cinematic language, to produce a strong emotional response in the audience. The most celebrated, and parodied, sequence in the film is of the Odessa steps where a baby’s pram slowly bumps its way down the steps, intercut with harrowing images of the massacre.

This is a unique opportunity to see this classic film with live musical accompaniment that will bring the film to life. A must for students of cinema and/or Russian history or simply those with an interest in the only remaining cinema organ in Scotland. 
Download the flyer here and read the full programme online.

Closing film – The General

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: 

SUNDAY 20 MAY

closing film: THE GENERAL WITH LIVE WURLITZER ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT

8pm-10pm
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
£6/£5
Suitable for all ages
Buy tickets for The General here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

The General will be accompanied by David Gray from the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust (SCOT) on the mighty Wurlitzer cinema organ. For those of you who saw David in action on the Wurlitzer at The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at Halloween or February’s Phantom of the Opera screening then you will know this it is a live cinema experience not to be missed! The General is possibly the best comedy film every made – Buster Keaton at his best! 


What better way to end this year’s Southside Film Festival?!

Ice – cream & popcorn for sale on the night.


Southside Filmmakers Award Screening

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

SOUTHSIDE FILMMAKERS AWARD SCREENING
6pm-7.30pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
N/C 15

Buy tickets for Southside Filmmakers Award Screening here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Last year the inaugural Southside Film Festival Award was won by Gordon Ballantine & Antonia Bain for their film Echoes of Cinema City and this year the audience will again be asked to vote for their favourite Southside film. 

The programme of Southiside filmmakers includes short drama The Taxidermist, documentaries Fur and LoathingOur Journey and Cutting Loose and music videos Journey FC 

The winner will receive the Best Southside Film Award, announced after the closing film at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

Fur and Loathing

The Taxidermist

Fast Romance

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

FAST ROMANCE
8pm 
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
N/C 15
Buy tickets for Fast Romance here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands


A film about love, life and speed dating that sets out to prove that just three minutes with a complete stranger can change your life forever. Fast Romance is about seven very different people who go looking for love and end up getting more than they bargained for. 

Shot in the Southside and written and directed by Southsider Carter Ferguson, Fast Romance also features music from Southsiders A Band Called Quinn.

Comfort & Joy

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

COMFORT & JOY
4pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
CERT PG
Buy tickets for Comfort & Joy here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands


Warmth and laughter from Bill Forsyth and Bill Paterson in this 1984 classic Scottish film. Allan “Dicky” Bird a radio DJ, is heartbroken when his girlfriend leaves him and his life takes a bizarre twist- he witnesses an attack on an ice cream van which leads him into the struggle between two Italian families over the ice cream market in Glasgow. 

Partly shot on the Southside of Glasgow, Comfort and Joy is a Sunday matinee treat for those who haven’t seen it and and for those who just want to be reminded of Forsyth’s comic genius!

Silver Tongues

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

SILVER TONGUES
4pm-5.30pm

The Shed, Loft

£6/£5
N/C 15

Buy tickets for Silver Tongues here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

A pair of lovers travel from town to town, taking on different identities and manipulating the strangers they meet, until their deceitful game turns deadly and escape becomes impossible. Expanded from his short of the same name, Silver Tongues impresses with mind games and role playing which keep the audience on edge throughout.

Writer and director Simon Arthur grew up in Pollokshields and is now based in New York. 


Silver Tongues is his impressive debut feature film and amongst several other awards, won the Audience Award at Slamdance in 2011.

We Are Northern Lights

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY



WE ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS TALK AND WORKSHOP
3.30pm-5.30pm
Tusk
FREE but donations welcome

We are Northern Lights is a first in a lifetime mass participation film project funded by the Year Of Creative Scotland 2012.

Southside Film Festival has invited Creative Director Nick Higgins along to host a filmmaking workshop to encourage and support Southsiders to brainstorm ideas. 
What can you see?
What do you wish you had seen? 
What do you wish you could see? 

Anyone that contributes to the project as a direct result of attending a workshop is automatically eligible for the Northern Lights £1000 workshop award.

The workshop is free and open to everyone but please book a place in advance by emailing workshops@wearenorthernlights.com

Scottish Screenwriters Workshop

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

SCOTTISH SCREENWRITERS DROP IN SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP
2pm-4pm
Tusk
FREE but donations welcome

Jerry Brannigan, co-founder of Scottish Screenwriters and award winning writer, director & producer, Eleanor Yule, will be hosting a Screenplay Drop-In workshop. You don’t need to be an experienced writer and there’s no need to book, just come along with up to 10 pages of your screenplay and they will read and discuss the work there and then. Please bring at least 2 copies.They will also be happy to help with synopsis, pitches, treatments, in fact anything to do with screenwriting.

Work will be read on a first come basis so please come along early.

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!


Cinemas of the Southside

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY


SPANISH COURTYARDS, EGYPTIAN PALACES AND WHITE ELEPHANTS: THE WILD AND WORLDLY CINEMAS OF THE SOUTHSIDE
2pm-3pm
Tusk
FREE but donations welcome

An illustrated talk by Gary Painter, editor, www.scottishcinemas.org on the development of Scotland’s varied and wonderful cinema architecture, with a special look at the cinemas of Glasgow’s Southside – from the fleapits to the picture palaces, and everything in between!

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.

Close and Fridge with Peter Mullan

Sunday 15 May, 18:30pm (£5)
Close & Fridge & intro/talk by Gary Lewis
Pollokshaws Borough Hall

Actor Gary Lewis will introduce and talk about these two films make in Govanhill in the 1990s, written and directed by Peter Mullan.
Close – Short/Thriller (1993)
New father Vincent (Peter Mullan) lives up a close in Glasgow. After one neighbour makes a disparaging remark about his daughter Vincent sets out to get his revenge on the neighbour, and the rest of the tenants…
Fridge – Short (1995)
Rudy (Gary Lewis) and Alice (Vicki Masson) are two homeless alcoholics living in a Scottish scheme. Rudy comes to the rescue of a drunk being threatened by some thugs. After one of the boys gets locked in an abandoned fridge it is up to Rudy and Alice to keep the boy alive until help comes…

Starting Block

Starting Block, Diversity films
Sunday 15 May, 14:00 (£5)
The Shed (Main Hall)

Starting Block is a training and mentoring programme for first time filmmakers run by Diversity Films a ‘community interest company working to nurture, train and develop a new generation of creative filmmakers’. The Southside Film Festival will be screening a selection of their films in the main hall at The Shed, including:

  • For The Love of Lugosi | Andy Gregor | Drama Documentary | 15 min
  • I, Alive | Thomas Simpson | Drama Short | 8 min
  • James Dean | Lucy Elliott | Drama Short | 7 min
  • The King and Queen of Württemberg | Samantha Fernando | Documentary | 25 min
  • My Father’s Son | Claire McGuire and Ian McLaughlin | Drama Documentary | 14 min
  • Running Wild | Pete Rennie | Documentary | 16 min
Find out more about all the films in this document.

The Neighbours

The Neighbours
Sunday 15 May, 16:00 (£5)
The Shed (Main Hall)

The Neighbours, is a short film directed by David McKay is an adaptation of the short story, Neighbors, by the late American writer, Raymond Carver.

{Still from The Neighbours}

This story examines a middle-aged couple’s sudden exposure to an enviable and unattainable lifestyle, and the effect that has on their relationship. Ernest and Sheila, are a somewhat staid pair, who have settled into a monotonous life. When their new neighbours ask them to feed their cat while they are away, Ernest and Sheila are exposed to a world that brings their own subdued desires to the surface, and changes their lives forever.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Sunday 15 May, 15:00 (£5)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Southside Film Festival in association with Shawlands Sherlock Holmes Society will hold a screening of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Dir. Billy Wilder,1970, cert: PG).

{image of poster from wikipedia}

When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

The Sherlock Holmes Society was founded by Barry Young of Young’s Interesting Books on Skirving Street as he felt it was improper that there was not a Holmes appreciation society in the country of birth of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Film making @ Southside Film Fest

The festival has run an open submission call for Southside filmmakers or films about the Southside which will be screened at a special Southside Film programme.

There will also be screening of the local film group work Film Headz and Starting Block, new film-making training and mentoring initiative for first-time filmmakers run by Diversity Films.

There will also be workshops over the weekend in screenwriting, directing and acting and we will be encouraging people to make a film in the Southside on their phone or digital camera over the weekend and we will screen the best one(s) at our Southside Film screening on the Sunday.

Shorts – Summer Stories

Short Films Programme 2: Summer Stories (PG)
Sun 15 May, 16:00
Boat Shed

**Note the change of venue to the Boat Shed from Hidden Gardens**
Song, laughter and distant landscapes feature in this family-friendly selection of diverse films from Glasgow Short Film Festival 2011, which will be screened on Sunday 15th May, 16:00 at the Boat Shed, Queens Park.

{still from In A Pig’s Eye}

The films being screened are:

  • XXIX / Laurel MacDonald / Canada / 2010 / 7 min
  • In A Pig’s Eye / Atsushi Wada / Japan / 2010 / 10 min
  • Canopy Crossings / Gary Yong / Thailand & USA / 2010 / 19 min
  • The Pedestrian / Stuart Elliott / UK / 2010 / 7 min
  • The Accordion / Jafar Panahi / Iran / 2009 / 9 min
  • Madagascar, A Journey Diary / Bastien Dubois / France / 2009 / 12 min
  • Spider Fang! / Justin Perkinson / USA / 2010 / 2 min

XXIX is a multicultural performance of a fifteenth century choral piece, whilst Canopy Crossings combines travelogue and wistful fiction in a Thai marketplace. Prepare to be befuddled by the indescribable In A Pig’s Eye, seduced by the Oscar-nominated animation Madagascar, A Journey Diary and won over by Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s life-affirming work The Accordion. Closer to home, Stuart Elliott’s Glasgow-shot The Pedestrian is a hilarious audience-pleaser and Spider Fang! will send shivers down your spine!

    Nosferatu

    Nosferatu
    Sunday 15 May, 20:00 (£5)
    Pollokshaws Burgh Hall

    Nosferatu, the 1922 black and white silent horror classic, directed by FW Murnau, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be screened on Sunday 15th May, 20:00 with live organ accompaniment by Larry McGuire on the mighty Wurlitzer Organ at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

    {still from Nosferatu}

    This is a unique experience and a great opportunity to see a vampire classic. Check out the work of the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust for more about this unique cinema experience.