12noon – Cinemor 77 – Family Friendly Shorts (U)
Our Oceans | Aindri Chakraborty | 2014 |2 mins – this beautiful animation focuses on the importance of protecting the ocean.
The Ballad of Island Holland House |Lynn Tomlinson | 2015 | 4 mins – a short animation telling the story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. Told from the house’s point of view, this is a soulful and haunting take on the impact of sea-level rise.
Tam O’Shanter | Raymond Rigby | 2015 | 3mins – Glasgow based fimmaker & designer Raymond Rigby’s imaginative interpretation of the classic burns poem
The World’s First Bicycle | Conrad Molleson | UK | 5mins – a short animation about the creation of the Worlds First bicycle and it’s eventful journey in 1842, via a Gorbals jail, whilst being ridden by it’s inventor, Kirkpatrick Macmillan.
My Strange Grandfather | Dina Velikovskaya | 2011 | 9mins – a creative person can seem strange, funny and a little bit crazy but sometimes they create miracles.
Domestic Appliances |Lewis Firth Bolton | UK | 3mins – A short film about people with unusual living arrangements.
Sausage | Robert Grieve | 2014 | 6 mins – two artisan stallholder’s idyllic world is invaded by a devious fast-food vendor bertanimation.com
Colonel Mustard – Freedom of the Children |Martin Windebank | 2017
3pm – Wee Linties Travelling Archive presents the Singing Street
The Singing Street is a wonderful slice of Scottish life. This 1951 film is a collection of children’s songs and street games, recorded on the streets of Edinburgh. After the screening, Wee Linties are inviting you out to play! We’ll be learning some of the songs and games featured in the film and having a wee go at making up our own. If you have songs and games from your own streets to share, we would love to hear them and add them to a special archive of our own!
Workshop suitable for all ages.
6pm – Sita Sings the Blues | 90 mins | Nina Paley | 2008 | USA
Sita Sings the Blues is a wonderful animated film written, directed, produced and animated by American artist Nina Paley. Episodes from the story of Ramayana and scenes from the artist’s own life are animated and set to songs performed by 1920s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw. Sita, and this re-interpreted myth of Ramayana are brought to life using the strikingly modern technique of vector graphic animation as the ancient mythological and modern biographical plots intertwine inviting new interpretations and understandings.
Film critic Roger Ebert was “enchanted” and “swept away” by this film and called it one of the year’s best films in 2009.
The Refugee All Stars are a band of Sierra Leonean musicians who have been living as refugees in the West African nation of the Republic of Guinea. A brutal, decade long civil war (1991-2002) in Sierra Leone forced the band members from their homes. It took the lives of many of their loved ones and has left them with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. However, what the war could never take from them was their music.