AHEAD OF THE CURVE will inspire courage and perseverance in those that feel lost or disconnected from their community, especially in a time of isolation. It reignites the need for increased visibility in society but also a need to preserve our own queer spaces and cultures.
The Care to Express programme aims to look at the ways in which “art, passion and care work together to enrich our lives.” The five films in the programme present a world of culture, environment and art during a turbulent year. Music producer Patrick Cowley was instrumental in the San Francisco club scene’s evolution, with … Continue reading Scottish Competition 3: Care to Express
The Bill Douglas Award concentrates on innovative and new cinema, the fifth instalment of the programme, Connection Signals focusses specifically on routines, patterns, and codes to express socio-cultural effects and influences.
Garnett brilliantly lends herself to her father likeness, reconstructing scenes and lip-syncing interviews herself as if he were present. She allows Dave to be documented despite his absence. A unique and moving way of reconnection, seeing daughter transform into father.
IHUMAN won’t be new for anyone who’s kept up to date with any of the other numerous documentaries on data mining and surveillance but it’s nifty in tying everything together and offers a sense of understanding, albeit one we may wish we never had. April McIntyre reviews.
COCOON, as the title and butterfly imagery in the film suggests, is about evolution, change and new beginnings. April McIntyre reviews.
A film perfect for the festival circuit, and a wonderful dose of escapism at a time when it’s most needed, this slow rolling, deliberate and thought-provoking journey into the belly of the Hebrides almost mirrors the isolation of the world in 2020.
Part queer allegory and part folklore with hints of stoner comedy, A DIM VALLEY is hard to define and pin down.
Although Roundheads and Cavaliers will leave you wanting to follow the noble re-enactors further, it still stands on its own as a short and doesn’t at any point feel unfinished or cut off too short. It’ll certainly offer some respite for those dying to get back out into the countryside as well as some much needed amusement too!
What RAG DOLL has done is bring to the surface the potential of reforming and evolving a relatively restrictive niche genre that could lead to a brand new glimpse into the unexplored world of female MMA.