2015 IMAGES FESTIVAL :: OPENING NIGHT FILM!!
Thursday April 9, 2015
7 PM @ Royal Cinema (608 College Street) Toronto
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Developed with the inhabitants of Glasgow and set in the city's schools, maternity hospitals, social clubs, nightclubs, parks and a prison, Tomorrow is Always Too Long is a channel-surfing city symphony for the twenty-first century.
Initially commissioned by The Common Guild for Festival 2014, Scotland's largest metropolis is depicted via a dizzy mix of live-action musical sequences, silhouette animation and broadcasts from an imaginary public access television network.
Scored by Mogwai's Barry Burns and featuring a song cycle by Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, the piece is punctuated with musical performances by amateurs accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
This remarkable love letter to Glasgow taps a rich vein of tenderness, longing and magic while remaining firmly grounded in everyday reality. Meanwhile, the nightlife of the place is elegantly and unflinchingly illustrated by Matthew Robins' incomparable animation. Balanced with humour and buoyed by generosity, the scope of Collins' Tomorrow is Always Too Long extends well beyond the city that was its inspiration to reveal the existential core of urban life everywhere.