A woman travels alone, through a destroyed and abandoned city. She wants to pass the Forbidden Zone and get to the sea… Deceptive traps lurk everywhere. The Morning Patrol is guarding and they are on her trail.
She is approached by one of the few survivors. Having a fractured memory in common, they become close to one another. Together, they try to recall the past and make some sense out of this catastrophe. A story of love in an unbearable world, surrounded by violence and death… What point can it have?
Followed by a Q&A with lead actress Michele Valley, artist and filmmaker Anja Kirschner, and director of LUX Scotland, Nicole Yip.
Also programmed as part of the Crossing the Line strand is Moderation, by Anja Kirschner, which also features lead actress Michele Valley and references Nikolaidis’s, Morning Patrol.
Still: Nikos Nikolaidis, Morning Patrol, 1987
Set in Egypt, Greece and Italy, Moderation revolves around a female horror director and a screenwriter whose latest collaboration is haunted by encounters with its ‘raw material’ and the escalation of conflicting desires.
Faced with the disintegration of their project, the director becomes more and more drawn into conversations with the actors she has cast, which reflect on the way horror traverses the affective and material realities of their lives on and off the screen.
Followed by a Q&A with director Anja Kirschner, actress Michele Valley and director of LUX Scotland, Nicole Yip.
For Glasgow Film Festival 2017, Anja Kirschner will also host a Masterclass and Workshop as part of our SUPERLUX programme and take part in a Q&A following the screening of Morning Patrol by Nikos Nikolaidis, which is referenced in Kirschner’s Moderation.
Still: Anja Kirschner, Moderation, 2016, courtesy of the artist and LUX.
Named after acclaimed Scottish experimental filmmaker Margaret Tait, Glasgow Film Festival’s annual award is supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, and recognises Scottish and Scotland based artists who work within film and moving image in an experimental and innovative way.
Join us for the world premiere of this new moving image work by Kate Davis. Inspired by the ways in which Margaret Tait’s films invite us to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked, Davis’ new film questions how the essential, but largely invisible and unpaid, processes we employ to care for others and ourselves could be reimagined.
The recipient of the 2017/2018 Margaret Tait Award will be announced at the screening, from shortlisted artists, Jamie Crewe, Sarah Forrest, Margaret Salmon and Kimberley O’Neill.
Book Tickets, £10/ £8 concessions
Ben Rivers’ portrait of the painter Rose Wylie, predominantly filmed in her studio in Kent features the two artists discussing the artistic process. Rivers constructs his film fragmentally, a series of collages documenting the creative process. Is the film a study of Rose Wylie’s life as an artist, or does it develop into analysing Rivers’ creative practices in studying such a figure, and as such art as a whole? This screening will also include Rivers’ recent short film work There Is A Happy Land Further Awaay, (2015)
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director, Ben Rivers.
As part of Glasgow Film Festival 2017 (GFF17), LUX Scotland will present a series of screenings as part of the festival’s visual arts strand, Crossing the Line, a SUPERLUX Masterclass with artist Anja Kirschner, and a two-day intensive SUPERLUX Workshop, Page to Picture! Screenwriting for Artists, also with Anja Kirschner.
Highlights of the Crossing the Line programme during the festival include the Scottish premiere of Moderation (2016), Anja Kirschner’s new feature film and a screening of Nikos Nikolaidis’ dramatic experimental film, Morning Patrol (1987). Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with artist Anja Kirschner, LUX Scotland Director, Nicole Yip, and actress Michele Valley, who features in both titles.
We are pleased to offer two bursary places to SUPERLUX members based outside of Glasgow to attend GFF17 and take part in the SUPERLUX Workshop, Page to Picture! Screenwriting for Artists, on 24 – 25 February. The bursary will cover 2 nights’ accommodation in Glasgow city centre (23 & 24 February), travel expenses, a place on the workshop and four complimentary tickets to standard priced film festival screenings.
Following the festival, bursary recipients are required to produce a short response reflecting on their experience to be published on the SUPERLUX website.
To apply for this bursary opportunity, simply fill out the form on the SUPERLUX website, explaining why you are interested in attending the workshop and how this will benefit your current research and practice in 150 words or less. The deadline for applications is 10am on 7 February 2017. We will inform the successful bursary holders by 8 February 2017.
Still: Nikos Nikolaidis, Morning Patrol (1987) Courtesy Nikos Nikolaidis