Historically, East Renfrewshire formed part of the larger Renfrewshire county. In the 1970s, most of the area broke away to become a new council district called Eastwood. The area was later renamed East Renfrewshire after gaining a part of Renfrew District (namely Barrhead) in 1996. Neighboured by the City of Glasgow to the northeast and […]
Blog written by Gordon Park, Film Curation student at the University of Glasgow As part of my MSc Film Curation course I have been undergoing a placement with the Moving Image Archive at the National Library of Scotland. The outcome of my placement will be two screening events at Kelvin Hall that focus on Scotland’s […]
(Photo credit: Polity Press) (Image shows the film director Spike Lee facing the camera with three other men sat behind him) Spike Lee has directed, written, produced, and acted in dozens of films that present a proudly opinionated and rich portrait of American society. Lee is the only African-American filmmaker to establish and sustain a […]
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Middlesex countryside is a former estate now known as Shepperton Film Studios. Unlike other major studios, Shepperton was not initially controlled by a company with production, distribution and/or exhibition interests. It could be said that Shepperton was a truly independent studio, with an independent spirit.