Love Music, Hate Racism with Machines in Heaven

Machines in Heaven interviewed by Brian Beadie  Radical Film Network Scotland isn’t just about film screenings, but about social events allowing filmmakers, activists and academics to meet and discuss issues around radical film. And also to party. Tonight sees a Love Music Hate Racism gig at the QMU, with one of Glasgow’s more interesting younger bands, … Continue reading Love Music, Hate Racism with Machines in Heaven

Pain Is…

Stephen Dwoskin was an American avant garde filmmaker who, after training as a painter,  would move to London to help cofound the London Filmmaker’s Co-op. If his early American work would be indebted to, and indeed build on Warhol’s early work, in London he would develop a highly personal style of filmmaking far removed  from … Continue reading Pain Is…

No Mean Streets

Radical Film Network has begun, and one of the most interesting aspects of the varied programme is Radical Home Cinema, which allows the public to watch films in the homes and workspaces of people involved with radical film. One of the most unusual events on the programme has to be Artful Dodgers, a short satire … Continue reading No Mean Streets

What is a Radical Film?

An Interview with David Archibald by Brian Beadie The first Radical Film Network Scotland Festival and Unconference is about to begin, but obviously its very title begs the question; what is a radical film? The notion of radicalism is a much contested one, with one (wo)man’s radicalism another’s retrograde. I spoke to Radical Film Network … Continue reading What is a Radical Film?

Fighting the Blacklist

The last three decades have seen a systematic erosion of workers’ rights, with a deliberate undermining  of  trade unions, leading to a precarious, casualised labour force at the mercy of their employers. One way in which workers can fight back is by documenting unscrupulous working practices, and their opposition to them. Radical Film Network Scotland … Continue reading Fighting the Blacklist

What to do on May Day?

A guest blog by Chris Bartlett Glasgow Friends of MayDay (GFoMD) have run a festival around the International Workers’ Day in Glasgow for the last six years. This year we worked alongside the Radical Film Network (RFN) Festival ensuring a number of RFN events feature in our programme. Other events are also featured, in particular … Continue reading What to do on May Day?