A quick update from the last post: the Symposium, as mentioned, is taking place on 23 September at the Bill Douglas Centre.
A second event is planned at Craigmillar Community Arts Centre in Bill's home village of Newcraighall (now part of the City of Edinburgh Greater Sprawl, being a satellite of the Sheriffhall Roundabout complex). Lanterna Magicka may possibly be screened; and also, the previously mentioned restored short film by Bill will hopefully get its Scottish premiere. More details to follow.
... has yet to be annouced, although we can now tell you that the date(s) will be posted on the Maine Film Festival's site in mid-late June. We'll post again once we know ourselves when the film is being screened. We - Sean and Louise - will be introducing the film, and also Bill Douglas's Comrades, which will be screened in its new 35mm print (which looks fantastic, btw! We saw it at the Inverness Festival, when Lanterna screened up there).
We've just been sent some photos of the Flatpack screening. L-R, are Lu, myself (looking far too rotund for my liking, but at least you can't see how creased my shirt was!) and Flatpack's director, Ian Francis in the post-screening Q&A.
Lanterna screens in at the Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema on Tuesday. It's already been screened twice - sorry, forgot to blog it! - and will be on tour in Argentina later in the year. More info here.
Flatpack was a huge success. A good turnout, and a good festival. We can recommend it, especially if you're into avant garde films.