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Folk Music documentaries at Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow Film Theatre are pleased to present two documentaries about Scottish folk music, with their own twists.

Hamish (N/C 15+)

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June

Running time: 1h15m

Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) was a colossal figure in Scottish culture, a man of boundless passion and curiosity whose poems continue to elevate and inspire a nation. Robbie Fraser’s highly anticipated documentary pays tribute to the many contrary forces and diverse facets of Henderson’s life as a poet, soldier, intellectual, activist, songwriter and leading force in the revival of Scottish folk music.

 

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Where You're Meant to Be (15)

Friday 17 – Monday 20 June

Running time: 1h15m

“Scottish cult pop raconteur Aidan Moffat, best known for his songs about sex, drugs and male anxiety, decides to rewrite his country’s oldest songs. The only thing standing in his way is Sheila Stewart, travelling folk royalty, and Scotland’s most celebrated balladeer. Moffat believes these songs are ripe for re-working. Sheila does not. In following both Moffat’s folk tour around Scotland and his prickly encounters with Sheila, Paul Fegan’s funny and warm documentary taps into the power of Scottish music to bring communities together, and the fierce passion it provokes.”

 

Trailer

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