Saturday, 17 March 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 83: Sat Mar 24

Bill Douglas Trilogy (Douglas, 1978): Deptford Cinema, 6.30pm

Guardian review:
In the early 1970s Bill Douglas came out of nowhere to make three sequential short films that established, practically on their own, a coherent idea of British alternative cinema. Douglas came from Newcraighall, a battered mining village outside Edinburgh, and his films chronicle his bleak and often brutal upbringing. But they are no social-realist tracts: Douglas films with the eye of a Bergman-esque poet, conjuring images of extraordinary power out of the hard Scottish landscape. Douglas had predictable difficulties fitting into the conventional industry after this brilliantly personal start, and completed only one more film, Comrades, about the Tolpuddle Martyrs, before his death in 1991.
Andrew Pulver

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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