Aberdeen // 29 November

“It’s always possible to find a friend in Aberdeen” – discover the diversity of the silver city…

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Sunday 29 November // 3.30pm

Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS // Box office: 01224 343500 // How to get there

In 1957, Aberdeen Town Council was the first local authority to commission and pay for a film from the Films of Scotland Committee to attract visitors to the city. The final film was deemed a success and distributed far and wide. In this programme, compare this with a pre-war documentary accentuating the positive and a golden opportunity to move to your very own ‘new town’.  But did the promises hold true? Come along to join in the conversation.

Made in My Toun is a screening of rare films from the archives telling the story of urban growth across Scotland, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about re-presenting our towns and cities on the big screen. On tour from Ayr to Aberdeen, Made in My Toun is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson in celebrating the ‘touns’ that have changed the face of Scotland.  Event duration: 90 min approx.

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