Glasgow Film Theatre Sunday 26 January 7.30pm
We were very excited our feature documentary The Bridge Rising got its World Premiere last Sunday. And if that was not enough in a new collaboration between Celtic Connections and Glasgow Film Festival, the film was shown as a music/film double bill!
An Drochaid/The Bridge Rising is our lively documentary about the ten-year battle against the Skye Bridge tolls. Originally broadcast in shorter form on BBC Alba, this new cinematic version, featuring more of the story and an especially commissioned sound track, has been supported by Creative Scotland. An Drochaid/The Bridge Rising follows the many twists and turns of events through the words of the protagonists themselves, from protesters to prosecutors, engineers to financiers, politicians to police officers, uncovering several surprises in the telling.
The film’s score, by leading Cape Breton composer and guitarist Scott MacMillan, features his fiddle-wielding compatriot Colin Grant alongside Scotland’s Angus MacDonald, Arthur Cormack, Mary Ann Kennedy, young Skye band Niteworks and Jesse Rae – all veteran Bridge protestors – as well as MacMillan himself.
Heralding the soundtrack’s album release, Dr Angus MacDonald, Arthur Cormack, Mary Ann Kennedy and Cape Breton’s finest, Scott and Colin, will perform on stage together, followed by a Q&A session.
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