While films had been made in Scotland since the silent era, the notion of a Scottish cinema seemed to have burst forth with the release of a single work, Bill Forsyth’s debut feature. Essentially a coming-of-age story, Gregory’s Girl reimagines the conventional elements of the genre by thoroughly immersing the tale in its small-town Scottish setting. The title character in this charming comedy is a headstrong girl who strikes a feminist blow against gender bias in a high-school soccer program, an intervention that causes widespread consternation among the locals and admiration-turned-affection on the part of one lanky young footballer named Gregory.
The Garden of Earthly DelightsDirected by Stan Brakhage.
US, 1981, 16mm, color, silent, 3 min.
Print source: HFA
One of Brakhage’s most extraordinary collage films, The Garden of Earthly Delights is composed entirely of mountain-zone vegetation applied to celluloid, in homage to painters Hieronymus Bosch and Emil Nolde.