Southside Film Festival screening in the Baths
SAVE OUR POOL, MAKING WAVES & NIGHT SWIMMER screening
9pm for 9.30pm start
This is another of a series of events in the baths this year and is in collaboration with the organizers of the Film Festival. These events celebrate the ten-year struggle to re-open the baths that were closed in March 2001. The celebrations are particularly appropriate since the Trust will shortly be moving its offices and Centre for Community Practice into a refurbished front suite of the baths.
FREE but donations towards the Govanhill Baths Community Trust welcome
The screening will take place in the main pool – wrap up warm and bring an extra cushion if required!
SAVE OUR POOL (29 mins, 1996) is about the extraordinary lengths the local Govanhill community went to save their local pool when they began what was to become the longest occupation of a public building in British history. This is the 10-year anniversary of the occupation. Courtesy of Kelpie Media.
MAKING WAVES (18 mins, 2010) Nathan and Michael give us the tour, and talk us through the history, present and future of the Govanhill Baths. Courtesy of Diversity Films.
Break followed by a film that contains some scenes of nudity, certificate 15.
NIGHT SWIMMER (24 mins, 2000) Now that they have moved from Malaysia to Scotland, Emily and Kenneth don't have sex anymore. But Emily's experiences in the changing rooms of the local swimming pool are about to change everything. Courtesy Stella Maris Films
About the Southside Film Festival...
The film festival was borne out of the fact that the Southside does not have a cinema, or any regular film events, so it seemed like a good idea to bring people together to watch films South of the Clyde. With the help of volunteers, the support of filmmakers and of local venues, the film festival will run over one weekend in May.
The programme is intentionally varied - with music videos, artists’ films, short films, family friendly films, films for kids, animation, archive films, Scottish features and shorts and local Southside filmmakers’ work. South X Southside is also a music and film strand within the festival itself. All films will be screened on DVD in unusual and unique venues. Expect to see films and events in venues where you would least expect it - from Queen’s Park Boat Shed to Govanhill Baths; from artists’ studios to community halls; a community garden to a local school; from a working mens’ club to local nightclub. The Shed will also be the festival hub for filmmakers and others to get together to discuss the films before and after screenings.
Several screenings and workshops are free, (but donations would be most welcome as this is an unfunded festival), and all other screenings are only £5. Tickets are available at the venue on the day, unless stated otherwise. So, enjoy the films, the Q&As with filmmakers and the filmmaking workshops, with the novelty of being able to walk or cycle home later - weather permitting of course!
Karen O’Hare, Director, Southside Film Festival
When: 14th May
Time: 9 p.m.
Where: Govanhill Baths
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