Art Screen Film Festival, Glasgow

The new film festival Art Screen celebrates arts documentary film-making and starts today, running until Sunday 13 April at the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Glasgow Film Theatre. Produced in collaboration with Glasgow International, a world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art, Art Screen brings a diverse programme of arts documentaries, events, artists and guest speakers to Glasgow for the four days. We provide some highlights from the festival.

Art Screen Opening Gala
The premiere of Julien Temple’s latest film Rio, followed by a Q&A with Julien Temple and Broadcaster Kirsty Wark. Rio takes audiences on a musical journey through the city’s history and looks towards its future as host city for the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games.

Friday Programme: Arts in the Archive
Jeremy Deller and Nick Abrahams’ film The Bruce Lacey Experience, followed by a Q&A with Jeremy Deller, Nick Abrahams and Broadcaster Francine Stock. The Friday programme culminates with a special screening of, The Big Melt, followed by a discussion with the film’s directors Jarvis Cocker and Martin Wallace, chaired by the writer and critic Paul Morley.

Friday Programme: Masterclass
A panel discussion on The Art of the Arts Documentary, chaired by Kirsty Wark. Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, the award winning directors of 20,000 Days on Earth, a documentary which captures a day in the life of musician Nick Cave, will run a master class based around their practice as film makers.

Art Screen Closing Gala
Facing Up to Mackintosh, a BBC premiere directed by Louise Lockwood. The film explores the design process and building of the Reid Building, a major new commission for the Glasgow School of Art estate, designed by Steven Holl and JM Architects. Facing Up to Mackintosh poses a big question, how do you design a building to sit opposite a Mackintosh masterpiece?

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1. Miss Hill courtesy of Thomas Bouchard.