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Name: Amparo Fortuny

Exhibitor: Cinema Up Collective, Glasgow

Fantasy Double Bill: Two Radical Home Cinemas, I would go biking from watching Mr Glasgow’s last film at his Barras Market Shop, to discover a feminist gem at Fourwalls, living space formed in West End during the ’90s by female members of the city’s LBGTQ community.

Tell us about your organisation

Cinema Up Collective is a Glasgow-based platform to provoke cinematic experiences, we basically have fun organising Radical Home Cinema which is an experimental pop-up exhibition event where film lovers and icons from Glasgow and Edinburgh invite you to watch films at their homes, studios, gardens or boats. We like the part of breaking boundaries between public and private audiences and portrait the city though our native restless hosts.

Tell us about your Scalarama events this year

Radical Home Cinema has six events this edition – five in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh.

The artist Richard Martin set up a Cinerama at his living room bay window to screen Russian Adventure on Sat 08/09, loop from 12-6:30pm.

Wee Larches is a childminding project in part set up to challenge gender stereotypes and support vegan families in the Southside of Glasgow. Euan is screening at his garden shed dedicated to an ongoing permaculture project entitled Rowan Refuge. The wee ones will be transfixed by an animated classic on the silver screen! Sat 15/09 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm.

The activist and cultural agitator Marzanna brings to her living room the preview screening of Atlas of Belonging, the new film by Nicola Black and we’ll have Q&A with the Bafta awarded director. Atlas of Belonging is a documentary about experiences of transnational communities living in Govanhill, Glasgow and to be officially premiered in 2019! Sun 16/09, 6pm.

Simon Brand, based in Edinburgh, brings to his home The Girl and the Echo (Arūnas Žebriūnas, 1965) The movie depicts a young girl enjoying the last days of summer vacations in a sea resort somewhere in the south. Mon 17/09, 7:30pm.

Fourwalls, a women-centered living space formed in Glasgow during the ’90s by female members of the city’s LBGTQ community, is organising a dog-friendly film screening directed by a woman. Fri 21/09, 8pm.

Near Kelvinbridge, our favourite artivist is screening an awarded contempory German film, exploring the father-daughter relationship. Sat 29/09, 6pm.

Tell us what Scalarama means to you

Scalarama is the opportunity of discover new films and new places. You can reach new nutty independent exhibitors hanging around.

Why should people come to your events?

You will feel like at home watching a film at stranger’s home.

What Scalarama event(s) besides your own are you looking forward to?

She’s En Scene’s Girlhood Screening.

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