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Create / Events & Workshops / Glasgow Film Festival: Surveillance to Selfie

Glasgow Film Festival: Surveillance to Selfie Conference Suite
20 & 21 February

The desire to document the self is at the heart of cinema, surveillance and the selfie - who controls the image matters more than ever in our hyper-connected culture. 

As part of the Glasgow Film Festival, The Lighthouse, will be hosting film screenings, moving image installations and discussions curated by the University of Edinburgh's Film, Exhibition and Curation MSc students. 

Surveillance to Selfie: The Conversation (Sat, 11.30am)

The first of four films to be shown over the course of the weekend is Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid thriller, The Conversation, starring Gene Hackman. 

Surveillance to Selfie: Dreams, Rewired (Sat 3.00pm)

Dreams, Rewired assembles over 200 clips from rarely seen films and newsreels to reveal a humorous proactive history of our hyper-connected present, all narrated by Tilda Swinton. 

Surveillance to Selfie: Sunset Boulevard (11.30am)

Day two kicks off at The Lighthouse with Sunset Boulevard. Gloria Swanson and William Holden star in Billy Wilder's classic film noir that takes a look at the power of Hollywood as image-maker and destroyer of its own icons. 

Surveillance to Selfie: Sweet and Lowdon & after party (4.00pm)

The final screening in the Surveillance to Selfie series is Woody Allen's Oscar nominated classic Sweet and Lowdon. Starring Sean Penn as Emmet Ray the film analyses how narcissism can help or hinder the creative process. 

This final screening will be followed by a 1930's themed fancy dress after party. 

Visit for more details. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Glasgow Film Festival or in person on the day at The Lighthouse. 


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