There will be two launch events taking place as part of Glasgow Film Festival…
1. On Saturday 23 February at 5pm, I’ll be hosting an event GFF Festival Club at CCA:
Cinema City: Glasgow’s Film Locations
Saturday 23 February (17.00), Free
Celebrate the launch of book World Film Locations: Glasgow with this discussion about our Cinema City. Join World Film Locations series editor Gabriel Solomons, Glasgow volume editor Nicola Balkind, and other contributors to find out how Glasgow became a Hollywood film location for the likes of Cloud Atlas and World War Z, and about the city’s heritage as a filmmaking — and a filmgoers’ — city.
2. On Sunday 24 February, Series Editor Gabriel Solomons and I will be introducing Living Apart Together in partnership with Park Circus Films:
Living Apart Together
Sunday 24 February, 13:15
The late Charlie Gormley was one of the adventurous spirits who helped put Scottish filmmaking on the map in the 1980s. Living Apart Together was his first feature as a director and has virtually disappeared from sight in recent years. Now it has been lovingly restored, and re-released, by Park Circus with support from Creative Scotland and Film4 and is back to reclaim its rightful position in our affections. BA Robertson is well cast as a singer/songwriter who returns to Glasgow for a friend’s funeral and struggles to make sense of a broken marriage and a life of regrets. A lovely sense of Glasgow, a fantastic soundtrack and a cast peppered with familiar faces from Jimmy Logan to a young Peter Capaldi.
The Living Apart Together film screening will coincide with the book launch for World Film Locations: Glasgow which explores Scotland’s biggest city and the many locations in which its films are viewed, set, and shot, taking in the important moments and movements in its rich cinematic history. Published by Intellect and edited by Nicola Balkind, the book is the latest addition to the World Film Locations series and will be introduced both by the book’s editor and by series editor Gabriel Solomons.
I’ll be at both events to talk about the book and Glasgow on film in general – so please do come along and say hello! We’ll also be selling copies of the book in person.
If you want to preorder your copy before 15 February, you can do so here.
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