BROOKLYN COLLEGE TO HAVE INDEPENDENT SCOTTISH FILSM FESTIVAL ON ST. ANDREWS DAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2004
The showing of a number of independently made Scottish films on Tartan Day was well received. But because Tartan Day fell (as it is wont to do) during the Spring break, many people were unable to attend and have requested that they be shown again. As a result, the Saltire Society and Brooklyn College are repeating the showings on St. Andrews Day, Nov. 2004 in the Field Building at Brooklyn College 2900 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY. Admission is free. Please bring a photo I.D. for admittance to the college.
To reach Brooklyn College you can take the 2 or 5 train to Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn College, or the B train to Ave. H. The Flatbush Ave. Bus (B41) and the Nostrand Ave. (B44) to the Junction can be used as well as the B6 or B11 to Glenwood Road. The Ocean Ave. Bus stop at Glenwood Road is also convenient.
The Program consists of several films (reviewed in a previous issue of the Scotia News). You can see the program at the Saltire Society of New Yorks web page. Click on Events
APPEARANCE OF SCOTTISH COMEDY GROUP: DANCE MONKEY BOY DANCE
The comedy group, Dance Monkey Boy Dance, who recently finished a gig at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will be appearing in New York twice the week of Nov. 8th. This cutting edge comedy team will appear:
Tuesday 9th of November 2004
Wednesday 10th of November 2004
The group consists of the following members:
Sandy Nelson is also known to some of you from his appearance in Ewan Stewart's film Dancer which showed at
Brooklyn College on Tartan Day of this year, and will be shown again on Nov. 30th 2004 in room 214 of the Field
Library at Brooklyn College.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE TO OFFER A MINI COURSE ON MACBETH
The Film Department of Brooklyn College will offer a 5 week course on "Macbeth: Fact and Fiction" which will examine the history of the real Macbeth, whose 1,000 birthday is celebrated in 2005. A documentary film by John Beatty about the real Macbeth (a work in progress) will be shown.
Macbeth, who rules as King of Scotland from 1040 to 1056 is best known as the subject of the Shakespeare play which bear little resemeblence to the real king. Shakespeare's play has formed the basis for a number of works of art including an opera by Verdi and a tone poem by Richard Strauss. The Shakespeae play has been filmed many times including one by Orson Welles and one by Roman Polanski. These are to be shown as part of the course. In addition the Japanese adaptation of the story, Kumonosu joo (Spider Web Castle or Throne of Blood) directed by famed Japanese dierctor Kurosawa will also be shown. Two modern adaptations, Scotland, Pa. and Men of Respect round out the course's showings.
There are several faculty members involved with the course including John Beatty (Film) Charles
McNulty (theater) and Irina Patkanian (T.V. and Radio).