20/08 – Saturday-Pictyur House Programme



12 noon – Song of the Sea and family friendly shorts (PG)

Tam O’Shanter | 3mins  | Rigby | 2015

A Tangled Tale | 6 mins | Parks | 2013 – A lone fish, hooked by an angler’s line, encounters another in the same dire situation. As the two fish struggle against their fate, they develop an inevitable, entangling attraction. Is it love or merely a will to survive?

Song of the Sea | 90 mins | Moore | 2015 – Ben, and his little sister Saoirse, the last seal-child, embark on fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic to their home by the sea.

One Potato Two Potato

3pm – Musical Youth – A celebration of childhood through film and music (U)

With a Song in Your Heart | 10mins | Kirsten MacLeod | 2015 – performances by The Govan Allsorts are interweaved with choir members’ memories of childhood, brought to life with footage from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Directed by Kirsten MacLeod at Plantation Productions with thanks to National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

One Potato Two Potato | 32mins | Leslie Daiken | 1957  –  a black and white experimental documentary which follows the outdoor play of city children in London in the 1950s performed with a re-imagined live soundtrack by Georgie McGeown (Velma, ILK, Sound of Yell) and Aby Vulliamy (National Jazz Trio of Scotland, The One Ensemble, Sound Of Yell).

Georgie blends song, flutes, and light percussion improvised to create an atmospheric sound world accompanied by the stunning viola and voice of Aby Vulliamy. The music ispartly inspired by the film and partly from the extensive time Georgie has spent playing music with children for nearly a decade.



6pm – The Lost Art of the Film Explainer (U)

Travel back 100 years and experience the birth of cinema! Back in the early days filmsoundtracks were provided by live musicians and orators – performers, preachers and storytellers who brought their art from the Victorian Magic Lantern shows into the wonderful new world of “animated picture shows” or the movies!

The Glasgow School

8pm – The Glasgow School & Shorts (12)

Mickey 9s Bolly | 4 min | Raymond Rigby | 2014

Who’s Talking Utopia | 13 mins | M J Windebank | 2015 A short documentary about ‘baffling ned punk’ band the Girobabies

Uncle Essy | 20 mins | Niyaz Sighari | 2015 – A portrait of Uncle Essy, one of the oldest stall holders in the Friday Market of Tehran who is also known for his unique music collection which he kept and advanced from years before the revolution.

The Glasgow School | 85 mins |  Grant McPhee | 2016 Like Grant McPhee’s recent feature Big Gold Dream, The Glasgow School documents the excitement of the late 70s/early 80s Scottish Post-Punk scene but with the focus now solely on the legendary Postcard Records.

Experimental Shorts Sat

11pm till late – Cinemor Experimental Shorts (18) – a selection of short experimental shorts including films by Vitascope, MK12, Grant McPhee, A Little Bit of Theatre and many others.