Edinburgh 2010 - Friday 18 June
Today was the Organising Accessible Screenings course, devised in partnership with Shape and funded by Skillset and Scottish Screen, with support from Edinburgh International Film Festival. The course was fantastic it’s the third time I’ve sat through it and it’s still inspiring. The feedback was really positive everyone was talking excitedly afterwards about the changes they’re going to make and initiatives they’re going to start to ensure their venues and festivals are more welcoming to all.
After the course, I catch A Real Life (Au Voleur), starring Guillaume Dpardieu (in one of his last roles before he died of pneumonia) as a compulsive thief who develops an unlikely relationship with a supply teacher. The first half hour is nothing to write home about, but all of a sudden it takes a Bonnie and Clyde-meets-Night of the Hunter turn, grabbing at the heartstrings and lingering on the mind long after the screening finishes.
Later I grab a bite to eat (my annual Filmhouse chickpea curry) with a friend from my MA course and have a catch up over a well-deserved beer with Simon Duffy from the BFI, before bedtime.