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Breadmakers in Thiruvananthapuram

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Breadmakers is to be screened at the 3rd Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India. It will be held in Thiruvananthapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum) from the 11th-15th June 2010.

The festival, a unique venture in India, is being organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy for the Dept of Cultural Affairs as part of its endeavour to catalyse a vibrant documentary and short film movement.

Increasing accessibility and affordability of media technology has led to a boom in the production and scope of films. The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance.

 

Breadmakers: Temple University, Philadelphia

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Breadmakers will be screened at the Society for Disability Studies annual conference taking place between 2nd and 5th June 2010. The conference is hosted by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.

As many as 500 scholars from around the world are expected to attend this year's conference themed "Disability in the Geo-Political Imagination."

Founded in 1982, The Society for Disability Studies is a scholarly organisation dedicated to the cause of promoting the disability studies as an academic discipline. Through research, artistic production, teaching and activism, the Society's mission is to augment understanding of disability in all cultures and historical periods, to promote greater awareness of the experiences of disabled people, and to advocate for social change.

 

Breadmakers: The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

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Breadmakers will be screened at The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre on Wednesday 5th May 2010 at 6pm. It will be screened along with Kings of Pastry.

Kings of Pastry follows sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France). It's three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy as one of the best. For pastry kings it's like the Olympics, only harder.

The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries screen a diverse range of films including foreign language films, low-budget independent films, documentaries, animation and short films.

 

McLaren: The Glasgow Film Festival

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William McLaren – An Artist Out of Time has been selected for the 2010 Glasgow Film Festival. It will be screened on Tuesday 23rd February at 18:30 and Thursday 25th February at 15:30.

William McLaren was a prolific Scottish painter, illustrator and decorative artist who died in 1987 and has never received the recognition he deserves. This fascinating pioneering documentary has traced hundreds of his works and gathered the testimony of those who knew him.

A graduate of the Edinburgh College Of Art, McLaren was a regular illustrator for the Radio Times and created a series of paintings for the staircase of Hopetoun House and many commissions for public buildings where he developed his trompe l’oeil style. Screening with the award-winning documentary And So Goodbye which led the filmmakers to their interest in McLaren.

 

William McLaren – An Artist Out Of Time at the Filmhouse

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Our 51-minute documentary William McLaren – An Artist Out Of Time was given its first screening at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse on December 2nd 2009 at 6.00pm. The film was shown with our prize-winning short film And So Goodbye. The films have been programmed in the Made In Edinburgh series which showcases work by local film makers. Director Jim Hickey and Producer Robin Mitchell talked about the films after the screening in what turned out to be a very lively Q & A session.

 


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