Stranger Than Fiction Weekend

March 1, 2023
Montrose Playhouse

The Montrose Playhouse & BAFTA award winning director Anthony Baxter present

Stranger than Fiction

A special presentation of two acclaimed feature documentaries plus director Q&As and an in person ‘music for film’ workshop with one of Britain’s top film and TV composers. 

Friday 31st March

Nae Pasaran + in person Q&A with Director Felipe Bustos Sierraat 7.30pm

NAE PASARAN tells the story of how a group of workers at a Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride, refused to work on Chilean Air Force parts from 1974-78, due to the atrocities carried out in Chile by the Pinochet dictatorship.    This 2018 film is one of the most successful feature documentaries ever released in UK cinemas. 

Upon its release, NAE PASARAN went on to scoop the Best Feature award at the 2018 BAFTAs in Scotland and also won the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival. 

After the screening, Felipe Bustos Sierra will be present for a Q&A where he will also talk about his latest project.

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Saturday 1st April

Stranger than Fiction: Writing music for film and television with composer Dominic Glynn – at 3pm

Dr Who composer Dominic Glynn is one of the most prolific creators of music for film and television in Britain.  His award winning scores feature in films and TV shows around the world – from The Simpsons, Red Dwarf to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.  

In this illustrated talk with audience Q&A, Dominic will discuss how he creates and arranges complex orchestral and synthesised scores from his home studio in England.   From concept to delivery, .  The talk will be illustrated with clips of Dominic’s work and the discussion will be led by Montrose Playhouse patron Anthony Baxter who has worked with Dominic on several of his feature documentaries.

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FLINT: Who Can You Trust? + in person Q&A with director Anthony Baxter (and composer Dominic Glynn) – at 7:30pm

On April 25, 2014, officials in Flint switched the water supply from the Great Lakes to the Flint River, poisoning its residents and leading to one of the worst human-caused environmental disasters in American history.

In this explosive documentary filmed over five years, award-winning journalist/filmmaker Anthony Baxter’s FLINT goes beyond the headlines to investigate the escalating betrayal and deceit by government officials, the breakdown in public trust and faith in official science, and ultimately, the community’s enduring fight for one of our most basic rights: clean water.

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