Magazine article Screen International

BFI Mediatheque to Open in Scotland

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Mediatheque to Open in Scotland

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The BFI is to extend its Mediatheque facility to Scotland for the first time in February.

Housed at Glasgow's Bridgeton Library, the BFI Mediatheque will feature a specially commissioned collection of Scottish film and television, entitled Scottish Reels, drawn from the collections of the BFI National Archive and Scottish Screen Archive and spanning more than a century of Scottish life and culture.

The Scottish Reels collection will be permanently available alongside more than 2,500 films and TV programmes in Glasgow and at BFI Mediatheques around the UK.

Highlights include street scenes in Glasgow from 1901 and 1950s colour travelogues recording Scotland's epic landscapes. There is also a rare television appearance from Sean Connery in a documentary he directed on the decline of the Scottish shipyards. …

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