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About Art Screen

Rick Rubin photograph from Everybody Street

Art Screen is an exciting new festival, dedicated to the arts documentary. It's a unique chance for audiences, artists and film makers from across the world to join in a celebration of films which both capture the creative process and are works of art in themselves. It's a place to share experiences, views and ideas for to be inspired by some of the best arts documentaries from around the world. Art Screen takes place from 10-13 April at Glasgow Film Theatre and CCA Glasgow.

Taking place as part of the Glasgow International Festival, Art Screen will showcase some of the world’s best arts documentary films and include highlights from the BBC archive in two of Glasgow’s renowned art spaces, the Glasgow Film Theatre and Centre for Contemporary Arts from the 10-13 April 2014.

The Big Melt, directed by Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker

The diverse four-day programme will include screenings of documentaries on art forms including visual arts, architecture, music and photography alongside accompanying events and discussions. Kirsty Wark, Tim Marlow, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Francine Stock and Alastair Sooke, amongst others, will chair interviews and participate in panel discussions offering conversational sessions across the four day festival.

Art Screen will include Arts in the Archive, a strand dedicated to the many hours of extraordinary arts footage in the BBC’s own archive. Arts in the Archive, screening at the CCA, will provide access to many hours of rarely seen footage, from throughout the BBC’s history.

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Art Screen is a national partnership created by the BBC and delivered in collaboration with Glasgow International, British Council, frieze, LUX, Glasgow Film, CCA and BFI. It is supported by Creative Scotland.