Welcome to our COIVD-19 WOFFF watchalong, co-hosted with ReframedFilm on Thursday 4 June 2020. We hope you enjoy all the films and that you’ll join us on Twitter around 9.00PM (BST) for a chat about what you’ve seen.
VIEWING SCHEDULE 4 JUNE
All times are British Summer Time (BST) and are approximate. Full links below the viewing schedule:
7:00PM Intro to the programme from WOFFF
7:05PM Film Talk with filmmaker Robin Haig
7.10PM WOFFF short film SLINGSHOT
7.25PM Film Talk with filmmaker Virginia Heath
7.30PM Tonight’s feature film FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE
8.45PM Join the conversation on Twitter about the films. Use the hashtag #WOFFFWatchalong and tag us @WO50FF so we can welcome you into the conversation and so others can find your tweets
9:30 PM Round off the evening with a bonus WOFFF takeaway – WOFFF19 short film THE HIDE by Gaynor Macfarlane
HELLO FROM WOFFF
Hello from the Women Over 50 Film Festival and welcome to our WOFFF Watchalong. This week’s we’ve got three beautiful Scottish films: an archive portrait of the country; a short drama, and a comedy. These films show the country over the last 100 years – from the northern and western isles, to the rural and urban landscapes and the people who live, love and work there in FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE by Virginia Heath; SLINGSHOT by Robin Haig and THE HIDE by Gaynor Macfarlane.
FILM TALK 1: ROBIN HAIG
SLINGSHOT director Robin Haig joins us from Scotland for this Film Talk to tell us about the inspiration for her short film.
A Highland woman wants to be a Warrior Queen.
This film was available until 13 June. The film is no longer available to view but you can watch the trailer below.
FILM TALK 2: VIRGINIA HEATH
Director Virginia Heath joins us for this Film Talk to tell us more about the making of our feature film FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE.
FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE
In this evocative film, made entirely from archive film, director Virginia Heath’s FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE takes us a journey into the past exploring universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. All of this is given voice by King Creosote’s haunting music and lyrics.
For viewers in the UK, click the image below to access the film free on BBC iPlayer. Viewers outside the UK can access the film on dvd here or it may be available on an on-demand platform.
This film is available on the iPlayer till 6 June 2020.
Join us on Twitter and tell us what you think of the films so far! Use the hashtag #WOFFFWatchalong so you can see what other people are saying, and then, jump in!
In this short film, THE HIDE by director Gaynor Macfarlane, we are asked what if kindness and humanity outweighed self-interest? What if we had the insight to see that the thing imprisoning us could set another person free?
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