10 – 13 Apr 2014, Glasgow Film Theatre & CCA Glasgow
Facing Up to Mackintosh
Facing Up to Mackintosh
Sun 13 Apr 2014 Glasgow Film Theatre, GFT Cinema
Premiere with an introduction and post-screening discussion with the director

In recent years the Glasgow School of Art has created more Turner Prize-winning artists than any other cultural institution in the UK. It is also known for being one of the most iconic Art Schools in the world.

The main building was designed by one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This documentary, a BBC premiere, charts the ultimate architectural challenge: how do you design a building to sit opposite a Mackintosh masterpiece?

Filmed over three years, Facing up to Mackintosh, is testament and response to the demolition of Newbery Tower and charts the construction of its replacement, The Reid Building.

Designed by New York-based Steven Holl Architects in partnership with JM Architects of Glasgow, the Reid building is Steven Holl’s first ever UK project. The film merges interviews with the architects, Steven Holl and Chris McVoy, with the artistic responses of four recent Glasgow School of Art design school graduates, who have also made work which is interwoven into the film.

Featuring conversations between well-known alumni such as Martin Boyce and Ross Sinclair, Facing Up To Mackintosh questions what makes the perfect creative environment and ultimately how and why we create art.

Director Louise Lockwood will join us to introduce the film and there will be a special post-screening discussion.

BBC PREMIERE | Director: Louise Lockwood

UK 2014, 58m, N/C 12+

Image: The Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art | Credit: McAteerphoto

In recent years the Glasgow School of Art has created more Turner Prize-winning artists than any other cultural institution in the UK. It is also known for being one of the most iconic Art Schools in the world.

The main building was designed by one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This documentary, a BBC premiere, charts the ultimate architectural challenge: how do you design a building to sit opposite a Mackintosh masterpiece?

Filmed over three years, Facing up to Mackintosh, is testament and response to the demolition of Newbery Tower and charts the construction of its replacement, The Reid Building.

Designed by New York-based Steven Holl Architects in partnership with JM Architects of Glasgow, the Reid building is Steven Holl’s first ever UK project. The film merges interviews with the architects, Steven Holl and Chris McVoy, with the artistic responses of four recent Glasgow School of Art design school graduates, who have also made work which is interwoven into the film.

Featuring conversations between well-known alumni such as Martin Boyce and Ross Sinclair, Facing Up To Mackintosh questions what makes the perfect creative environment and ultimately how and why we create art.

Director Louise Lockwood will join us to introduce the film and there will be a special post-screening discussion.

BBC PREMIERE | Director: Louise Lockwood

UK 2014, 58m, N/C 12+

Image: The Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art | Credit: McAteerphoto