LAUNCH! On the Sea with Scotland’s Lifeboats
Launch! On The Sea With Scotland’s Lifeboats dives into archive footage of RNLI crews, with an immersive soundtrack from some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary musicians.
Directed by award-winning curator Shona Thomson, the film has been two years in the making with unprecedented access to the RNLI’s own archives. 1920s film is woven with 1960s colour promos and breath-taking digital video captured by RNLI crews’ 21st century helmet cameras whilst out on the wild sea. Launch! celebrates the dedication of Scotland’s volunteer crews and the communities that support them.
After the film there will be a 20 minute pre-recorded Q&A between director Shona Thomson, composer Jenny Sturgeon, and Dr Samantha Jones of RNLI Tobermory, and Eleanor Driscoll from the RNLI’s film archives.
Look out for opportunities to meet RNLI volunteers local to the screenings.
Launch! is supported by EventScotland through Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21 and Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, by The National Lottery and the Scottish Government through Screen Scotland, and Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
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We look forward to welcoming audiences back to the Screen Machine. You can read about all of the safety measures we have put in place in more detail here.
All seating is unreserved. If there is a particular area of the auditorium that you like to sit in, then please arrive in good time.
From 09/08/21 we are selling no more than 60 tickets for each screening – that’s 75% of our total possible capacity. Screen Machine has 80 seats – 10 rows each with: 2 seats, aisle, 4 seats, aisle, 2 seats. We ask our customers to please ‘spread out’ around the whole auditorium.
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Adults £7.50, Concessions £5.50
Concessions are available for: Welcome 21, 15-and-under, 16 to 25, Students, Young Scot cardholders, 60 and over, Disabled and Claimants.
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