Brodick // 22 July
Come ‘doon the watter’ and see Arran through the eyes of holidaymakers AND locals…
Screen Machine, Car Park, Auchrannie Hotel, Isle of Arran, KA27 8BZ // How to get here
Made on Our Land: Brodick is a screening of rare films from the archives exploring the rural lives and landscapes of Scotland and Arran, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about the films being screened and the roots of our strong tradition of rural cinemagoing.
As well as national films including Scotland’s efficient land use during the Second World War, Brodick’s identity as a thriving holiday destination ‘doon the watter’ is represented through poignant family films of both holidaymakers and locals from as early as the 1930s. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.
**STOP PRESS!** Announcing the Blether guests for this special event…
Dik McFarlane, Filmmaker – Dik is a keen amateur filmmaker who has dedicated his talents to working with 9 ½ hours of footage filmed by the family of his wife, Ann who lived in Brodick. This captivating footage documents several generations of village life on the island from the 1930s through to the 2000s. We’ll be screening an extract during Made on Our Land: Brodick
John Sillars, Chair, Isle of Arran Heritage Museum – The purpose of this fascinating museum is to record, preserve and illustrate Arran’s history. It is a non-profit making body run by residents of Arran and items on display have been donated by the people of Arran or those with Arran connections.
On tour from the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders, Made on Our Land is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson as she unearths some celluloid gems from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. Event duration: 90 min approx.