In Focus: Where You're Meant To Be (15) + Director's Q&A
The first of our 'In Focus' new Mini season of Documentaries & Artists Cinema supported by the BFI through Film Hub North West Central:
Paul Fegan’s first feature documentary follows Scottish cult-pop raconteur and former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat as he tours Scotland in 2014, performing his modern re-interpretations of old folk songs.
It was meant to be a tour that celebrated communities and lore. But just before they hit the road, Moffat met Sheila Stewart: a 79-year-old force of nature, the last in a line of travelling folk royalty, and a balladeer whose life – and unexpected death, in 2014 – upturned Moffat’s folk assumptions, and diverted the course of Fegan’s film.
The ensuing film is a warm-hearted journey through music, mortality, landscape and time. It’s also a moving, wry and enlightening depiction of two of Scotland’s most distinct and vital voices, as they cross paths (and words): Moffat believes Scotland’s oldest songs are ripe for re-working against a contemporary urban backdrop. Stewart does not.
We are very pleased to welcome director Paul Fegan for an after screening Q&A at this event.
Director: Paul Fegan
Run time: 73 mins + Q&A
Future In Focus Screenings:
Heart Of A Dog: Wednesday 6th July 7:30pm
Innocence Of Memories: Wednesday 10th August 7:30pm
"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network"
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