Anne Charlotte Robertson, Five Year Diary

Sun 5 Oct 2014 / 7.30–9.00pm

Glasgow Film Theatre

Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary (1991) stands as one of the major works of diary filmmaking. An intimate chronicle of her life, they describe Robertson’s battles with depression, paranoia, and borderline schizophrenia. The diaries document Robertson’s hospitalisations, her crush on Doctor Who actor Tom Baker, the side effects of prescription medication and the death of her three-year-old niece. Robertson died of cancer in September 2012, and her work is preserved by the Harvard Film Archive.

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Temporary Exhibitions Curator at the Wellcome Trust, will take part in a post-screening Q&A with LUX Scotland’s Mason Leaver-Yap. Copies of the Anne Charlotte Robertson: Five Year Diary publication will also be available free to ticket-holders.

Anne Charlotte Robertson: Five Year Diary is also now available as a free download, courtesy of its publishers LUX and Anxiety Arts Festival.

Anne Charlotte Robertson, Five Year Diary, 1991.