Northern Film + Media in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are presenting the world premiere of newly commissioned film ‘Mm’ by acclaimed artist filmmaker Margaret Salmon at the festival on Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Jointly commissioned by NFM and BFMAF as part of the Arts Council England supported Sound & Vision project, ‘Mm’ commemorates the 50th season of speedway heroes the Berwick Bandits. Shot on 35mm with an imaginative take on the thrilling world of this popular motorcycle sport, ‘Mm’ also includes a specially commissioned soundtrack by Sacred Paws, 2017 Scottish Album of the Year award winners.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Margaret Salmon.
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As there will be no trains to or from Berwick on 23rd September due to engineering works Northern Film + Media will be organising a festival bus from Newcastle to Berwick and back. Virgin Trains East Coast and Cross Country are running a rail replacement bus service – however, advance purchase fares are not available , so the cheapest tickets will be an open return at £28.10. Places on the NFM bus will be available to ‘Mm’ event ticket holders and/or full day pass holders, though you must register in advance. For more information and to register for a bus place please email Roxy Mckenna (deadline: 15th September).
About Margaret Salmon
Born in 1975 in Suffern, New York, Margaret Salmon lives and works in Glasgow. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday activities, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes. Margaret Salmon won the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Berlin Biennale in 2010 and was featured in individual exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam and Whitechapel Gallery in London among others.
This event is supported by Northern Film & Media, Arts Council England, ERDF and Simpsons Malt.