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NEW SHORTS: Docs: Night of Living Docs #1
Mon 9 Jan 18:30 Picturehouse Central
Our legendary Night of the Living Docs has expanded into two bountiful programmes of exceptional shorts. Part #1 brings us dancing, dealing, tattooing and the theory of radioactive cats, amongst many other moving, inspiring and entertaining stories.
Florence Kennard 9 mins
The mechanical melody. As seen through the eyes of a collector, a restorer, a mechanical music historian, and the music makers themselves at the unique Reuge Factory in Switzerland. This ancient craft is still being practiced and appreciated today, and through this rhythmical and dream-like journey, the charm and magic of the musical box are revealed.
Grace Harper 3 mins
Happiness can be hard to find. Some of us find it in unconventional places. Sheffield Gas follows a philosophical delivery man in Sheffield on some of his final deliveries before his controversial job is banned in the UK.
LA DERIVA DEI CONTINENTI (CONTINENTAL DRIFT)
Pietro Novello 15 mins
People are dying as they try to cross the Mediterranean Sea, but Italy refuses to give up on them. We follow the charismatic figure of Aziz, a Moroccan immigrant who has become a key-member of the operations of rescue and disembarkation in one of the provinces most hit by the phenomenon, Siracusa. A short but sincere portray on the on-going situation, seen from a viewpoint rarely tackled.
Lindsay Brown 15 mins
Like most teenagers April loves music, dancing, trampolining and swimming in the pool. But with her 16th birthday approaching her life will soon begin to change in ways that she cannot understand. Meanwhile April’s mum balances her own emotions over the vulnerability of her daughter, with tough decisions ahead.
ONE LAST DANCE
Will Rowson 4 mins
Told from a daughter's perspective, seen through her father's eyes. 'One Last Dance' explores how it felt watching her father slowly forget everything he knew.
LAND OF DREAMS
Jamie Edmundson 10 mins
Paul, who lives in one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas, finds escape in an unusual way on a patch of otherworldly inner-city wasteland.
THE RAY CAT SOLUTION
Benjamin Huguet 14 mins
How to create a symbol that travels through time? Nuclear waste lasts for millennia but stone, symbols and language can fade beyond recognition. In 1981 semiologists proposed the idea of a cat genetically engineered to change colour in the presence of radiation. The myth is taking hold, and science may follow...
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DOTS
Carol Lynn & Michael Gardiner 4 mins
Ferank Manseed is obsessed with dots. Using the ancient method of hand poking tattoos with a needle and a stick, he creates works of art - depicting spiritual motifs, swastikas, and sacred geometry - made up of thousands of dots…
INK, COCK & ROCK'N'ROLL
Matthew Harlock 14 mins
Controversial graphic artist Steve Martin is being interviewed about his alter ego - the perverted lounge lizard monster that is Krent Able. But where does Krent stop and Steve start, and just who is in control?