Wild Style (Cert 15, 82 mins, 1983)
Kinning Park Complex | 8pm -graffiti art & scratch | 9pm (approx) film starts | £8/£6 | Buy tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/436998
Set in the South Bronx in the early 80s, Wild Style has been called the best hip hop film of all time. Filled with some of the most legendary pioneers of early hip hop culture, from Fab Five Freddy to Grandmaster Flash, the film shines a light on the fledgling movement that was to become a global phenomenon. Join street artist Zorro and his crew on a journey across New York that takes in turntabling, graffiti, MCing and breakdancing. View the trailer here
The screening will be preceded by a live graffiti performance and followed with a DJ set of old-school hip hop classics.
We’re super excited to announce that Bunty will be DJing at our Wild Style event, and Sapien (and friends) will be painting in the yard before the screening starts.
Bunty – is a music producer and master turntablist, a veteran of Glasgow’s hip-hop scene. He’ll be setting the scene, with scratch skills that evoke the unforgettable performance of Grandmaster Flash in Wild Style. Continuing after the film finishes to showcase scrubbing that has taken him to the Technics DMC UK and World Finals.
Sapien – Fresh off painting at a wonderful SWG3 presents Yardworks Festival 2018, Paul (and pals) will be creating their own take on the classic imagery of Wild Style, outside the venue before the screening starts.
Paid bar available (subject to license).
Atomic-Living in Dread & Promise (71 mins, Cert 12A, 2016)/ Benchmark 6 (8mins, NC, 2018)
The Glad Café | 8pm | £8/£6 | Buy tickets:
Over 70 years ago the bombing of Hiroshima showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. This documentary, directed by Mark Cousins with a soundtrack by Mogwai uses only archive film to look at the atomic age -from protest marches, Cold War sabre rattling to Chernobyl and Fukushima. It also looks at the sublime beauty of the atomic world and how X Rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. The nuclear age has been a nightmare but dreamlike too. View the trailer here
Preceded by Benchmark 6, a fictional documentary directed by David Newbigging about a possible nuclear accident on the Clyde, following a family caught up in events.
On the 18th August 2020, the people of the lower Clyde estuary woke to find HMS Vengeance adrift and on fire in the middle of the river. The submarine had hit a fishing vessel at the mouth of the Clyde and was attempting to limp back to it’s berth at HMNB Faslane. What happened next is still the biggest nuclear disaster in human history.
This screening marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of SCND and is a fundraiser for SCND who will join us for Q&A.