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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:

Press & Web Coverage so far…

Wake up early tomorrow morning (Thurs 17 May) to catch Karen O’Hare and Barry Young on Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and Pauline McLean also gives us a great write up here:

BBC Radio Scotland Movie Cafe will also be giving us a wee mention

Karen will also be on Sunny Govan tomorrow (Thurs 17 May) sometime after 3pm with Angela Ross from Plantation Productions who will be showcasing their work at Kinning Park Complex on Sunday 20 May at 2pm

And look out for us on MacAulay and Co Whats On Guide, BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 18 May

We’ll also be on Awaz FM over the weekend of the festival

STV Local have also previewed the festival:
and have also previewed the Cinemas of the Southside talk on Sun 20th at Tusk:
and have a listing here:

The Skinny give the film festival a great preview:

Eye for Film have also been talking about us: Glaswegian give us a mention:

The Herald gives us a wee mention:

Morning Star also give us a great write up:

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra also wrote about us on Thursday 3 May and The Evening Times on Sunday 5 May-we will get the printed articles scanned and posted online soon 

I-on Magazine give us a mention here:

Creative Clyde also preview the festival here:–events/2012/southside-film-festival–2012

Rural Gateway preview the We are Northern Lights workshop here:

First Light, who supported the young Scottish people to make the films that are screening at the Scout Hall on Saturday, posted a news item about the film festival:

Southside Happenings have been blogging about the film quiz at The Bungo tomorrow night (Thurs 17 May), opening film NEDS on Friday 18 May and Class Struggle, Film from the Clyde at PI in Govan on Saturday 19 May at 3pm.

Bungo Blog have also been blooging about the film festival:

Glasgow Shadows Blog previews Come Closer screening at The Shed on Sun 20 May

Hidden Glasgow have also been talking about us (although there is lots of info on our website and blog guys!)

Oh, just in case you haven’t seen it yet here is the film festival promo

Northern Lights Workshop 19-20 May

As well as the programmed talk and workshop about the We are Northern Lights project held at Tusk on Sunday as part of the 2012 Southside Film Festival there are other workshops happening that weekend.

There will be a We Are Northern Lights workshop held at Govanhill Baths on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 10am – 4pm.

Northern Lights is a nationwide documentary project which wants you to contribute. It’s based around three questions:

  • What can you see? 
  •  What do you wish you had seen? 
  •  What would you like to see? 

Whatever you choose to film might answer just one of our suggested questions or all three. Equally, you might decide to film something completely different.

In the workshops Diversity Films will help you answer some or all of these questions, in your way. There is a £1,000 workshop award to be won from Northern Lights as well as weekly awards of £100 and a public award of £2,500 for best submissions. Most answers to the questions will be filmed on flip cams or mobile phones in or close to the venue, but if you want to use the V1 or EX1 and go away to film something special or different during that weekend, please be in touch. You can work together or alone, but need to appreciate that our time and resources are limited.

Please – ideally with registration form attached – to let us know if you will want to come and/ or want to borrow a camera to film.  Other workshops are being held by Diversity Films  throughout May:

  • Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 10am – 4pm Platform, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 9JW
  • Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 10am – 4pm Govanhill Baths, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QR
  • Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 10am – 4pm Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DE

We are Northern Lights-Southsiders, get involved!

We Are Northern Lights: Scotland’s First Ever Mass Participation Documentary Film

The public are being invited to collaborate on a unique feature-length documentary film about Scotland. Northern Lights is a first in a lifetime mass participation film project funded by the Year Of Creative Scotland 2012, which aims to create a view of Scotland that goes beyond media stereotypes to reflect the lives, hopes and dreams of the people who live – or once lived – on these isles.

The project opened for submissions on 20th March and people of all backgrounds and ages, across all areas of Scotland and the diaspora are invited to respond, with filmed contributions, to three questions:
  • What can you see?
  • What do you wish you had seen?
  • What would you like to see?
The producers intend for many first-timers, as well as more experienced film-makers, to engage with the project, and the website offers resources to help new participants plan and shoot their footage. There will also be numerous workshops taking place across Scotland to specifically support groups considered to be less likely or unable to engage in media or arts projects of this nature.

Videos can be submitted from 20th March until 21st June on the Northern Lights website ( Videos will be featured on the Northern Lights website and YouTube channel, and will automatically be eligible to win one of the Northern Lights Awards. Awards totalling £10,000 are on offer to the most compelling contributions in a range of categories, including the People’s Choice Award for the most popular contribution to the project.

The film will be directed by award-winning documentary film-maker Nick Higgins, who hopes to be surprised by the range of responses to the three questions. He says:

The idea of inviting people from across Scotland to pick up a camera, film their Scotland and share their lives is hugely exciting to me and we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get involved. Our aim is to create a truly original representation of Scotland, 
taking in everything from the extraordinary to the everyday.”

“For Northern Lights to be achieve this, we need people from all walks of life to get involved. Each submission, no matter how modest, will help to build this epic self-portrait of Scotland in 2012 and we want everyone to be part of it. This is a film about Scotland, so who better to create its content than the people of Scotland themselves?”

Visit the website to submit your video and watch the contributions, and help support the project by following on Twitter and Facebook.

Cinema Heritage & Silent Film

Just thought I would enthuse on here about a great talk I went to last night (Wed 14 March)- a ‘double bill’ about the history of Glasgow’s Cinema Architecture and the restoration of the Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness brought to you by Glasgow Heritage Centre. More info here:
I spoke to Historian Gordon Barr afterwards and hopefully he will be able to do a talk at the Southside Film Festival on Southside Cinemas, I’ll keep you posted. Check out
The second part of the talk was about the restoration of the Hippodrome Cinema in Boness. For those of you who enjoyed our screening of The Phantom of the Opera with live Wurtlizer last month, this weekend is a good time to visit the Hippodrome as there is a Silent Film Festival on. Lots of silent films with live piano accompaniment in the beautifully restored Hippodrome Cinema. See you there! 

Lovely new flyers for February Screenings

We have created two flyers for the screenings being held in the Southside this month as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

The first is for the screening of The Phantom of the Opera at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Sunday 26 February.

Download it here.

The second is for the screening of five short films at The Shed over the weekend of the 10-12 February.

Download it here.

Meal & Movie deal for Night of the Living Dead

Feast on a pizza at Bellinis before all the zombie action this Sunday at The Shed.

Bellini are offering a pre-film Meal & Movie deal for the screening of Night of the Living Dead at The Shed.

The Night of the Living Dead will be showing at The Shed on Sunday 30th October.  The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7pm and tickets are £6 on the door (£5 if bought before hand).

You can get a main course & glass of wine or beer and film ticket all for £13.  Tickets for this are available now from Bellinis.  Details on their facebook page.

Southside Festival happening this weekend

The weekend sees the Southside Festival return for its fourth year, they were a great support for the film festival so find out all about it here on their website.

Download the programme here.

Also Glasgow South Ship modellers, who provided such a fantastic venue for the screening of Seawards the Great Ships, will be putting on model boat display and opening the clubhouse up to visitors who can have a look at old photographs and news paper cuttings of the club over the last 100 years or so. (thanks to Southside Happenings for this info)

Gigs @ The Glasshouse

As part of the Southside Festival happening later on in May a series of gigs will be held at the Glasshouse in Queens Park over the last two weekends in May.

Friday 20th May: 8pm – 11.30pm (singer/songwriters/folk)

Tickets £10.00 on door or from Ticket Scotland, 0141 204 5151

Saturday 21st May: 8pm – 12.00 (post rock / post pop ) flyer

Tickets £7.00 on door or from Ticket Scotland, 0141 204 5151

Sunday 22nd May: 8pm – 11.30pm (celtic trad. for the 21st century)

Tickets £10.00 on door or from Ticket Scotland , 0141 204 5151

Friday 27th May: 8pm – 12.00 (folk /country/ rock/ comedy)

Tickets £10.00 on door or from Ticket Scotland, 0141 204 5151

Saturday 28th May: Acoustic Afternoon 12 – 4pm (folk/singer/songwriters)

Admission FREE

Saturday 28th May: 8pm – TBC

Tickets £9.00 on door or from Ticket Scotland0141 204 5151

Sunday 29th May: 12 – 4pm (rock)

Rock’n’Roll , Rockabilly in the afternoon with –
Admission FREE

Sunday 29th May: 8pm – 12.00 (rock / pop )

THE BLUEBELLS  + The French Wives
Tickets £12.00 on door or from Ticket Scotland0141 204 5151