William McLaren Review: The Herald

This was a review of William McLaren – An Artist Out of Time in The Herald newspaper on Thursday 12th August 2010.

William McLaren, An Artist Out of Time (N/C)

3 stars Dir: Jim Hickey.

When Jim Hickey investigated the story behind the 1944 Scottish short film And So Goodbye, he came away with another fine tale – that of William McLaren, painter, illustrator and decorative artist. With the help of friends and contemporaries, Hickey traces the story of an artist who was ahead of his age in many ways, but who would have been a fascinating character whatever the era. Assembled with obvious affection for its subject, Hickey’s documentary is a work that does McLaren proud.

Screening with And So Goodbye, Wednesday, August 18, 8.30pm, Glasgow Film Theatre.