I Bud Neill: Glasgow's best-loved cartoonist. the late Bud Neill — creator of west coast cowboy Lobey Dosser and his arch enemy Rank Bajin — will be remembered at a special event at the OFT on Thurs 1-1 at b.30pm. Following a screening of Murray and Barbara Grigor's Budgies Repaired .S'aturdays — a documentary made for Scottish Television. featuring Neill‘s friends and fans. including Russell Hunter and Billy Connolly —- an illustrated talk by Murray Grigor and artist George Wyllie will examine the cartoonist's obsession with the Wild West.
I Tartan Shorts: Hot on the heels of Latin For A Dark Room (featured last issue in The List). the two other projects selected for this year‘s Scottish Film Production Fund/BBC Scotland Tartan Shorts scheme began ﬁlming in Glasgow this week. Learning The Tranee stars newcomer Fiona Kennedy as a young girl wishing for revenge on her dog-lighting father. and marks the screen debut of writer Kathy Crornbie. whose theatre work includes Lambruseo Nights and Moat/ring Off. Learning The Trance is directed by Morag Fullerton. former Artistic Director of Borderline Theatre. and is produced by Julie Fraser. Katrin Cartlidge. who won the European Actress ()f The Year Award for her performance in Naked joins the cast of Naranee. which was inspired. according to writer Toby Cumow. by conflicts in former Yugoslavia.
3 Directed by Pat Harkins. it is produced 1 by Jo Spreckley and John McVay of Small Wonder Films. Location reports on both shorts will be featured in forthcoming issues of The List.
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The people and landscapes of Scotland have rarely been such affectionate charm as in Powell and Pressburger’s I Know Where I’m Going, which was first released 50 years ago. On Wednesday 13, it receives a rare screening at the Edinburgh Filmhouse, along with local filmmaker Mark Cousins’s short documentary on the legacy of the film, which includes comments from cast members, aficionado Martin Scorsese and the inhabitants of Mull. After the screening, there will be an audience discussion. (AM)
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it may only be in its second year. but the Scottish Student Video Festival is already shaping up to be one of the more important hunting grounds for new talent on the Scottish frlrn calendar. The shift of venue westwards to Glasgow isn't the only development for the 1994 event. which takes place on the campus of Glasgow University from 22-—-24 April; this year. the screenings are augmented by a series of practical workshops and The Post Office has also stepped in to sponsor two major prizes. continuing its laudable support for cutting-edge ﬁlmmaking in Scotland.
The work of students on the film. video and animation courses at Scotland's colleges has grown in stature over the past few years. more
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than holding its own at intemational festivals. Many ofthe films that will become major talking points on the circuit in the next twelve months will be premiered here in a series of screenings arranged by genre over the weekend ofthe festival. The four master workshops will also ensure that the festival plays a practical role in furthering professionalism throughout the industry in Scotland. as specialists cover key areas such as sound. directing and editing.
Further details on the exact content of the workshops and the screenings is available from Emma Glassar on ()41 339 8541 (ext 30). do Glasgow University Student Television. John McIntyre Building. University Avenue. Glasgow G12 800. (AM)
DANGEROUS TO KNOW
Regardless of the impact Philadelphia may or may not have on mainstream audiences, gay cinema is breaking out of its festival confines simply because some of the most challenging and entertaining independent movies of recent years come under the gay banner. For some time now, video label Dangerous To Know has been bringing the likes of Pink Narcissus and the Boys [in Film/Lesbian Lycra Shorts compilations to the shelves, and in fact the company has a film of its own — What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - in ore-production.
The latest releases from this label consist of the compelling two-handed interrogation drama Being At Home With Claude (18, £14.99), in which a Canadian policeman tries to discover the motives behind a young gay hustler’s murder of his lover. Forbidden Love (tbc, £14.99) contrasts the often hilarious eye-witness stories of Canadian lesbians in the 503 and 60s with the unbridled passions of a
short drama in the style of the lurid paperback melodramas that were often these women’s first introductions into a life away from domestic servitude. Clitterbug (tbc, £15.99) sets sixteen years of Derek .larman’s Super-8 footage to a Brian Eno soundtrack, allowing us a few final, shared moments of personal memories from this great filmmaker. The home movie as an art form, Glitterbug is packaged with a glossy booklet of reminiscences by Jannan himself. (AM)
I I Scanner Cop ( 18) It‘s- round about this time in the magazine that we like an exploding head or two. and Seanner Cap is happy to oblige. although the effects don’t seem to have progressed much in over a
decade since Cronenberg's original. His former producer Pierre
: David is behind this one. I which rips off the plot of
7,1 Candidate by having a
1. mad scientist brainwash
I ordinary citizens into
f killing police officers. the very sight of whom
induceshorriﬁc hallucinations. The story cuts too many corners. and the tension just isn‘t
I Bound And Gagged (18) An over-the-edge bisexual kidnaps her female lover. ostensibly to deprograrnme her from dependency on her violent husband. then heads off
: with suicidal male
companion in tow and said hubby in pursuit. Hot and steamy stuff. with its
own rule-making agenda.
wicked jokes and more
‘ serious contemplation of
the issues it raises. (Tartan) I The classic children's
novel is perfectly realised
- in the latestadaptation of
' The Secret Garden (U.
Warner); Brian Dennehy is back in Jack Reed: Badge Of Honour. the sequel to Shattered Promises ( 15. Odyssey); and Oscar nominees Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishburne elevate Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It? (18. Warner).
I Kwaidan ( 15) At last available on video antl packaged with stills in a special limited edition. this quartet of ghost stories is a long-lost wonder. Each narrative is pared down to the minimum. allowing the focus to be on visual presentation and the striking use ofcolour within the widescreen frame. The chilling folk- tale vampiric twist to the second segment. ‘Snow Woman'. is cinema at its most beautiful and spellbinding. Also available in Tartan Video’s new Japanese Collection is Onibaba
( 15). which also retains a folky feel as it recounts the medieval story of a mother and daughter-in- law who make a living by selling the armour of soldiers they kill. ()ppressive close-ups and claustrophobic fields of tall rushes give this a
on the smallest of details.
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unique atmosphere. (Tartan £15.99 each) I Bathroom lntimacies
. (15) Without moving his camera once. Mexican
director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo chronicles the breakdown of a middle- class fattiily by spying on their activities and conversations through the bathroom mirror. Constipated camerawork and verbal diarrhoea? Not really. as the voyeuristic nature of the narrative proves too fascinating to miss. and love. death and masturbation play out in the wee room. (Tartan £15.99)
I Spirit Of The Beehive (PG) After a village-hall screening of Frankenstein. a young Spanish girl believes that the spirit of the monster is living in a deserted farmhouse. A poetically evocative portrait of childhood longing from the director of The Quinee Tree Sun. which conjures up a dream-like sense of i wonder by concentrating
I Manga have the makings of a good serial on their hands as schoolboy Slit) biologically interfaces
with a high-tech fighting
unit in the first episode of The (Iayver ( 15. M anga £5.99); less impressive is
. cyberpunk vampire-hunter
clone Battle Angel Alita (15. Manga £10.99); British politics in the early 80s is the backdrop to a jealous love triangle in The Ploughman’s lunch (15. Tartan £15.99). which Tartan Video release this month along with The Last Days Of Chez Nous
(15. £15.99) and Black
Bainbow ( 15. £10.99); the delicate eroticism of Paul Cox's Man Of Flowers
(18. Arthouse £15.99). the old—fashioned comic mix-
; ups of Stephen Frears‘
Accidental Hero (15.
Columbia Tristar) and the
expressionist homage of Woody Allen's Shadows And Fog (15. Columbia Tristar) are also on the shelves. waiting tojoin
' your collection.