Thursday 12 October at 7.00pm
Tickets selection £0 to £7.50 from Eventbrite (Note: Students are free)
A unique opportunity to see this film by multi award-winning documentary maker, Louise Lockwood. First shown on BBC Two in 2009 to celebrate the opening of the Glasgow School of Art, Artworks Scotland tells the story behind Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed building, with contributions from some of the school’s best-known graduates.
Fondly referred to as The Mack, the building sealed Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s reputation as one of the most innovative and creative Scots of the 20th century and established him as a pioneer of Modernism. In 2009 the School of Art was voted the best British building of the past 175 years in a poll organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Contributors including Peter Howson, David Shrigley and Muriel Gray testify to the extraordinary impact the building has had on their creative lives. This one-off documentary, narrated by Daniela Nardini, includes songs specially written by Glasgow bands Sexy Kids and Frightened Rabbit, that both emerged from the school.
As an aperitif for tonight’s films, we are showing Norman McLaren’s short film: Seven Till Five (1933) which provides a fascinating insight into the practices and rituals that comprised an average day in the iconic Mackintosh Building at the GSA.
To conclude our evening we are offering a free bonus for those attending with a special screening of Small Faces. This 1996 Scottish drama film directed by Gillies MacKinnon about gangs in Glasgow. It stars Iain Robertson, Joseph McFadden, Steven Duffy, Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Mark McConnochie, Clare Higgins, Garry Sweeney, Colin McCredie and Alastair Galbraith.
Set in Glasgow at the tail-end of the 60s, MacKinnon’s superb third feature is a tough but humorous tale of brotherly rivalry and gangland warfare which can proudly rank alongside the likes of Trainspotting. The film was shot on location at various districts in Glasgow, including GSA, Darnley, Sighthill, Partick, Merrylee, Mount Florida and Bishopbriggs and in Edinburgh.
Please note there will be a bar on the evening.