Our 2012 collaboration between the University of Edinburgh’s Film in The Public Space and The Glasgow Film Festival went extremely well! Packed out houses, lovely crowds, we all had a great time. Here’s to Weimarvellous.
Students from the course (most of whom are easily recognisable dressed as ‘blue angels’) recorded the weekend and the large enthusiastic crowds. See below for pics and reviews.
Review and Preview from the Skinny:
Following last year’s success,The Stasi Are Among Us, The University of Edinburgh has once again joined forces with the Glasgow Film Festival to create a special event. This time, to add some fun and old-fashioned glamour to the dark winter months, we have taken as our inspiration the cabaret movement of Weimar Republic Germany. A tumultuous period often seen as a ‘wild crucible for modern ideas and experiments’ this provides the perfect stimulus for a weekend of entertainment and experiment.
We launch the weekend with a screening of The Blue Angel(with a free drink dahlink) followed by a short selection of cabaret acts in the CCA café/bar, rounding off with your chance to contribute karaoke inspired by the Bob Fosse’s 1972 film Cabaret.
On Saturday we present two experiments with film, sound and presentation – a live improvised accompaniment to a silent film by an established Scottish jazz trio – and, later, a novel amalgamation – a live film and sound performance where the film itself forms part of the improvisation. We close the weekend with a screening of the beautiful and historic The Adventures of Prince Achmed created in the 1920s by avant garde animator Lotte Reiniger.
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