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Cines del Sur Granada Film Festival

CARTEL-9CDSAs I know somebody who works in there, I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur with a general pass for the second year in a row, which is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it makes you treat the festival programme like an all you can eat buffet, on the other hand, you occasionally find yourself stumbling out of a cinema at 1am, dazed and confused because you’ve just seen three films in a row. Either way, it’s a great experience. Continue reading Cines del Sur Granada Film Festival

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Review: Mercedes Sosa: Voice of Latin America

11119984_10206747631675254_2129389673_nBefore I even start reviewing this film I would like to point out that I am a massive fan of Mercedes Sosa. If you don’t know who she is (which is okay, we can’t all be experts on 20th century Latin-American singer-songwriters, right?) I recommend you look her up. Maybe start with this song Continue reading Review: Mercedes Sosa: Voice of Latin America

Over The Rainbow: Monthly Edinburgh Filmhouse events/screenings

ABI love leafing through the Filmhouse programme. The proper printed one, not the website. It’s like reading an old style travel brochure, you look at the pictures and think “Oh, that looks nice! And this one. Maybe not that one, that’s a bit much for me.” What’s both best and worst about the programme is that it covers quite a long period, in theory allowing me to plan my next trip to the cinema properly. In practice I usually pick up the programme a few days before the next one is due out, meaning that all I get is a beautiful collection of missed opportunities. So the latest Filmhouse initiative is an absolute godsend: Over The Rainbow is a series of screenings and events that run monthly and focus on LGBTQIA experiences. Continue reading Over The Rainbow: Monthly Edinburgh Filmhouse events/screenings

Review: Slavery & Song, St Andrew’s & St George’s West

Slavery and SongThe concept of this show seemed brilliant. Obviously, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have gone. And although it takes quite a lot to get me into a church, Slavery & Song: New insights into the songs of slavery sounded like the kind of event where I could learn a lot, particularly since my knowledge of US slave music is more or less limited to Paul Robeson singing Ol’ Man River and I’m pretty sure that that doesn’t count. Continue reading Review: Slavery & Song, St Andrew’s & St George’s West