Saturday 22 August
(Lothian Road, Edinburgh)
This dazzling event, returning by popular demand following its acclaimed debut as part of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, brings together an eclectic mix of pioneering filmmaking from the Scottish Screen Archive alongside some of Edinburgh's groundbreaking new musical artists. ??
Read a review/preview on Products of a Gaseous Brain:
Granton Trawler ?
John Grierson, 1934, 11 min ?
Made by the GPO film unit, this short shows the grim working life on board the trawler Isabella Greig as it wrestles with the treacherous seas. ??
Begone Dull Care ?
Evelyn Lambert & Norman McLaren, 1949, 8 min ?
An abstract animated film using a direct film technique where McLaren and Lambert paint and scratch directly onto film stock. The film was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and was a winner of a Special Genie Award for experimental filmmaking. ??
Stan and Ollie ?
Alan J Harper, 1932, 6 min ?
Made when Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel visited the capital, with shots of the comedy duo on stage at the Playhouse and visiting the castle. ??Night Mail ?Harry Watt & Basil Wright, 1936, extract ?Short depicting the night train carrying the post from London to Scotland.
Harry Watt & Basil Wright, 1936, extract
Short depicting the night train carrying the post from London to Scotland.
Camera Makes Whoopee ?
Norman McLaren, 1935, 24 min ?
Cinematic variations on the subject of the Glasgow School of Art Christmas Ball, 1934, using mixed techniques, including animated objects, optical effects, and live action. ??
"The soundtrack to the saddest, most beautiful art-house film you've never seen."
eagleowl believe in doing things right, rather than doing things fast. A ragbag of instruments (violin, ukulele, double bass, electric guitar, harmonium, glockenspiel, mandolin...) and influences – blending the traditional with the experimental to create a lush, emotional soundscape. ??
FOUND are a local experimental pop band. Their music moves between many different styles, giving nods to the past while looking forward. Live, they often fuse acoustic instrumentation with electronic manipulation. They have been known to craft their own weird and sometimes wonderful instruments in the pursuit of the new sound. ??
Meursault combine scratchy electronics with traditional instrumentation and introspective lyricism. The music has a rhythm that drives it on through everything as if, even in heartbreak, it has somewhere very urgent to go. ??Thanks to the Royal Mail Film Archive and the Scottish Screen Archive for all their assistance with this event.
Tickets £ 7.50 / £5.50