The Arches and Glasgow Film Festival present
Fri 15 - Sun 17 Feb 2013
Co-curated by the film fanatics at Glasgow Film Festival and the music buffs at The Arches, the GMFF is a mini-festival within Glasgow Film Festival, celebrating the long, strange and wonderful relationship between music and cinema with an exciting programme of performances, rockumentaries, live soundtrack events and AV explorations.
Exclusive avant-premiere event! Tues 29th Jan: Jane Birkin performs The Songs Of Serge
Fri 15th Feb: Whatever Gets You Through The Night (film screening and gig)
Fri 15th Feb: Lau perform Nevada live score (plus gig)
Sat 16th Feb: Sonic Cineplex featuring Jeff Mills
Sun 17th Feb: Calamity Jane Barn Dance
Sun 17th Feb: Auricle Ensemble score The City
In a one-off, exclusive event, chanteuse, muse and eternal sex symbol Jane Birkin flies into Glasgow for the UK premiere of her film Souvenirs of Serge, an intimate and candid personal history of her relationship with the late Serge Gainsbourg, revealed through never-seen-before footage. The premiere will be followed by Songs of Serge, an intimate live performance by Birkin of her lover’s best-known works.
For Sonic Cineplex, The Arches will be transformed into an underground cineplex for a day, with rare screenings and live soundtracks happening in nooks and crannies throughout the iconic venue from 3pm–11pm. Headlining this festival-within-a-festival will be Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills, offering up another UK premiere with his brand new live score to Fritz Lang’s silent classic The Woman in the Moon.
Other events on sale today include the twenty-piece Auricle Ensemble creating a live performance around pioneering 1930s documentary The City; Nevada, an experimental study of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller’s relationship, inspired by the music of multi-award-winning Scottish folk group Lau, who will perform live alongside the film; a screening of Whatever Gets You Through the Night, Cora Bissett and David Greig’s music/theatre/film collaboration featuring the cream of Scottish music talent, some of whom will be performing live; and the Calamity Jane Screening and Barn Dance, a hoedown in tribute to Doris Day’s best-loved role.
The full programme for Glasgow Music and Film Festival, including film screenings and further events, can be found on the Glasgow Film Festival website.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”