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…
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
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?
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
This weekend the Radical Film Network Scotland hits Glasgow, and I’m going to be profiling some of the individuals and organisations involved. First up, Frances Higson, one of the festival’s organisers, who is well-known as a filmmaker and activist. Frances Higson had a successful career as a film producer, noted for her work with actor/director … Continue reading United We Will Film…Again
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?
A Guest Blog by Chelsea Birks Who am I? My name is Chelsea Birks and I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Glasgow. I’ve been involved with planning the 2016 RFN Festival and Unconference since the very beginning, and I’m incredibly excited to see it come to life over the May Day … Continue reading What is an Unconference?