Meet Further Beyond filmmakers Desperate Optimists

On Thursday 23 November we have the pleasure of screening Further Beyond, the brilliantly crafted documentary ostensibly about an Irish adventurer, from filmmaking duo Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, aka Desperate Optimists. The pair took some time to answer our Q&A, revealing their walking method and film-inspired favourite tracks. First, a little about their work: Born in Dublin, Ireland Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor studied … Continue reading Meet Further Beyond filmmakers Desperate Optimists

FURTHER BEYOND

£5 | Thur 23 November | Tickets Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor | Ireland | 2016 | 1hr 29min | PG (advisory) Doors 6.30pm, 7pm film start. Heritage Hub, Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE. Molloy and Lawlor (aka Desperate Optimists) introduce us to Ambrosio O’Higgins, First Marquis of Osorno, an adventurer who departed Ireland with small ambitions and ended up as Captain General of Chile and Viceroy … Continue reading FURTHER BEYOND

Meet Crime Wave director John Paizs

Crime Wave comes to the Borders on Friday 10 November, courtesy of Glasgow-based cult film programmers, Matchbox Cineclub. It’s a hilarious, unique, absurdist work from the multi-talented mind of John Paizs. We asked John some questions to help us get to know his filmmaking approach and tastes, and he obliged with some quit-witted answers, and links to his favourite tunes. First, a little on John … Continue reading Meet Crime Wave director John Paizs

MATCHBOX CINECLUB PRESENTS: CRIME WAVE

£5 | Fri 10 November | Tickets available on the door. John Paizs | Canada | 1985 | 1hr 20min | PG Doors 6.30pm, 7pm film start. Unit 4 Towerdykeside, Hawick, TD9 9EA One of the greatest and yet most perversely overlooked debuts in English Canadian movie history, writer-director John Paizs’ Crime Wave announced the birth of a new genre in Canuck cinema: what cultural … Continue reading MATCHBOX CINECLUB PRESENTS: CRIME WAVE

Meet The Love Witch director Anna Biller

We hear from multi-talented filmmaker Anna Biller, whose fabulous creation, The Love Witch screens for our special Halloween event on Sat 28 October at MacArts in Galashiels. Biller is optimistic about the power of women in cinema, and keen to seek balance in life and work. First a few words about her practice as a filmmaker: Anna Biller’s 35mm cult feature Viva and her 16mm art-film … Continue reading Meet The Love Witch director Anna Biller

Meet The Misandrists’ director, Bruce LaBruce

In the first of our Q&A’s with Behind the Curtain filmmakers, we find out that Bruce LaBruce does NOT like being asked for his favourite film, but we love his final word. The Misandrists screens on Sat 14 October at The Cornucopia Room in Hawick. More info here. First, a few words about the man himself. “For over a quarter-century the auteur/provocateur known as Bruce … Continue reading Meet The Misandrists’ director, Bruce LaBruce

SQIFF PRESENTS: THE MISANDRISTS

£5 | Sat 14 October | Tickets available on the door Bruce LaBruce | Germany | 2017 | 1hr 31min | English language with English captions | 18 Doors 6.30pm, 7pm film start. Unit 4 Towerdykeside, Hawick, TD9 9EA Deep in Ger(wo)many, a terrorist cell prepares itself to bring about the day of freedom for all female people.  Disguised as a convent school, the Female … Continue reading SQIFF PRESENTS: THE MISANDRISTS

FEMINIST FILM CLUB

£5 | Thur 28 September | Tickets available on the door Feminist Film Club Shorts programme | 1hr 6min | 15 (advisory) Doors 6.30pm, 7pm film start. The Cornucopia Room, Unit 4 Towerdykeside, Hawick, TD9 9EA How are we affected by inequalities related to gender, class and race? In this programme, six talented filmmakers challenge us through documentary, experimentation and play to consider how we … Continue reading FEMINIST FILM CLUB

DAISIES

£5 | Thur 14 September |Tickets available on the door Vēra Chytilová | Czechoslovakia | 1966 | 1hr 13min | Czech with English subtitles | 15 Doors 7.30pm, 7.45pm film start. The Haining House, Selkirk, TD7 5AA Join us in the magnificent setting of The Haining House for a rare screening of Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema that is perhaps also the most adventurous … Continue reading DAISIES