ADRIFT’s second coming thrilling film season brought to you by CinemaAttic! This impressive four-week celebration of contemporary and classic cinema is set to hit Scottish shores this spring. With a range of exciting screenings in popular venues like Cameo, Britannia Panopticon, and CCA Glasgow, there’s no doubt that Scottish audiences will be thoroughly entertained. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the best of world cinema from 23rd May – 24th June 2023.
This year we will focus on PERIFERIAS, non-fiction filmmaking from Latin America together with the occasional surprise.
The programme includes an introduction to 4 Peruvian women filmmakers hardly ever screened in these lands. Women in the Contemporary Nonfiction Film Scene in Peru is a programme curated by Dr Isabel Seguí (University of Aberdeen) and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Peruvian women documentary makers have produced and directed a significant corpus of work that is little known despite its artistic, political, cultural, and social impact. This retrospective aims to frame and historicise the sustained and hazardous adventure of these filmmakers who, against all odds (political instability, economic crisis, machismo) have successfully created emancipatory cinematic processes and sophisticated films celebrated worldwide.
ADRIFT will also include a documentary that blew our minds this year. We are talking about Geographies of Solitude by Jacquelyn Mills, a film that delves deep into the stunning terrain of Sable Island and narrates the life of Zoe Lucas, a dedicated ecologist who has called this isolated land her home for more than four decades. The story is a poignant reflection that inspires us to ponder upon the beauty of nature and the profound impact it has on our lives.
As this is a CinemaAttic program, there can only be one ending: SHORT FILMS. Two programs of them in fact. The first from Colombia, with programmer David Sierra and curators Daniel Cortés and Tiagx Vélez. Archivo Shub is a collection of individually and collectively created short films made with found footage by Indigenous collectives, artists and filmmakers that explores contemporary Colombian history from plasticity and the senses, which will raise more than one eyebrow and will take us for the first time to the fascinating Britannia Panopticon located in the heart of Glasgow.
The second shorts programme will be our ADRIFT closing session, the last screening of the season before we all take a well-deserved break.
Save the dates!
24/05 – IN THE NAME OF LOVE / Du verbe aimer (Mary Jiménez, 1985) @ CCA Glasgow.
The film touches on themes of love, frustration, dependency, cultural friction, harm, and self-harm. Released in 1985, this film inaugurated the subjective turn in documentary filmmaking in Peru. Read more…
27/05 – METAL AND MELANCHOLY / Metal y Melancolía (Heddy Honigmann, 1993) @ St Peter’s Edinburgh.
The film’s portrayal of amateur taxi drivers offers a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Peruvians, from their survival tactics to their existential beliefs, revealing the complexity of the historical context in a simple manner. It goes beyond a standard documentary to provide greater insight into the country’s trials and tribulations. Read more…
2/06 – SOLDIER’S WOMAN / Mujer de Soldado (Patricia Wiesse, 2020) @ Cameo.
Commissioned by a Human Rights NGO, this film tells the story of Magda and her friends. The women, who speak Quechua, are fighting for justice against soldiers who abused them decades ago. Read more…
4/06 – GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE (Jacquelyn Mills, 2022) @ Cameo.
Geographies of Solitude is a captivating exploration of the stunning terrains of Sable Island and the extraordinary life of Zoe Lucas, a dedicated conservationist who has resided on this sequestered stretch of land for more than four decades. Read more…
6/06 – ABOUT TO TAKE OFF / A punto de Despegar (Lorena Best and Robinson Díaz, 2015) @ CCA Glasgow.
This film offers an intimate portrayal of the dismantling of San Agustín’s neighbourhood, emerging from strong personal connections with the subjects. The result is a more equitable and less violent film process for all involved. Read more…
15/06 – ARCHIVO SHUB: COLOMBIAN FOUND-FOOTAGE SHORT FILMS @ Britannia Panopticon Glasgow.
Made up of two programs of short films that present the born traces from individual and collective creation in film laboratories and workshops; fragile and imperfect, they reveal their status as artisanal and processual cinema. This curation invites you to experience a compost cinema, which recycles images and sounds turned into waste to formulate new powers of life from the territory today called Colombia. Read more…
Sail away, sail away… and let the tide drift you to the cinema.