Made by the Sea – Eilean Siar

Made by the Sea – Eilean Siar

Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website: madebythesea.net.

 

Castlebay, Isle of Barra

Come along to this special event in the newly refurbished Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema.  Alongside films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 will be perspectives on the islands from songhunters to the people’s historian and television legend Tom Weir. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Wednesday 13 September, 5.30pm

Made by the Sea – Argyll and Bute

Made by the Sea – Argyll and Bute

Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website: madebythesea.net.

 

Tobermory

Come along to this special event in the newly refurbished Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema. Alongside films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 will be a tourist’s guide to Tobermory and highlights of the Tobermory 200 celebrations in 1988. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Tuesday 1 August, 5.30pm

Made by the Sea – Aberdeenshire

Made by the Sea – Aberdeenshire

Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website: madebythesea.net.

 

Portsoy

In a special event as part of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Shona Thomson will be screening films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1912 alongside a wonderful record of village life in 1950s Portsoy, Cullen and Aberchirder filmed by local cinema manager William Davidson. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Sunday 25 June, 11am

Tickets for this event are free with a Festival entry pass.  Available from the Festival Office on Seafield Street from 17th June onwards.  Contact admin@portsoy.org to reserve for pick up.

Johnshaven

In this special event as part of the Johnshaven Fish Festival, Shona Thomson will be presenting films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 alongside scenes of salmon fishing at St Cyrus and King George VI’s Coronation celebrations in Laurencekirk. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Sunday 6 August, 2pm

Coast to Coast: County Down

Coast to Coast: County Down

Coast to Coast: County Down

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

Moving The Mournes

Newcastle Newcastle Cinema Club

Creation of a film combining archive and oral histories about the Mournes. The film will focus on granite quarrying heritage in the Mournes and dry stone wall building. This will be shown at a special screening in Newcastle Cinema Club including conversations with local stone builders and people who worked in the quarry.

Oct TBC

Coast to Coast: County Derry

Coast to Coast: County Derry

Coast to Coast: County Derry

Part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme

Red Sails

Portstewart – The Crescent (outdoor)

Come see Portstewart and the surrounding North Coast, in beautiful archive films.
Through the work of local filmmakers, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and more, this footage captures many facets of life in Portstewart through the ages.

Discover, explore and engage with newly digitised films that capture life in Portstewart and the surrounding North Coast and see how the coastal experience continues to shape how we live, work and dream.

A facilitated visit with Portstewart and coastal material. Red Sails is a week-long event combining a diverse range of entertainment centered on the Promenade of the picturesque coastal town of Portstewart. Features live music, culture, dance, competitions and ends with a spectacular firework show all organised by Portstewart Community Association. Screening from gazebos with plasma screens and with facilitators on hand to contextualise the material.

Saturday 29 July,
The Crescent,
Portstewart

10:00 to 16:00

Young Frankenstein

Horror comedy classic in the creepy surrounds of the derelict Downhill Demesne.

Like most of his other films, Young Frankenstein is director Mel Brooks’s loving homage of a classic story. In this satire of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Gene Wilder stars as the mad scientist who reanimates a dead man into a monster. A Brooks regular, Wilder is comedic gold, and the rest of the cast is perfect as well: Marty Feldman is hunchbacked assistant Igor, Madeline Khan plays Elizabeth, Cloris Leachman is Frau Blucher, and Peter Boyle plays the monster.

Before the main feature…

The Fall of The House of Usher

(1928 ) 13 mins.
In a decaying castle surrounded by a dank, mirrored lake live the morbidly nervous Roderick Usher and his sickly twin sister, Madeline. Their tale is told and dimly comprehended by the unnamed narrator, a boyhood friend whom Roderick has summoned.

Coast To Coast
: Specially curated content from the Digital Film Archive, showing how coast and sea continue to shape how we live, work and dream.

Saturday 23 Sep,
Downhill Demesne
8pm