Time of His Life: the Films of Eddie McConnell
The screening of Faces (1957) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival kick started the film career of Eddie McConnell, then studying at Glasgow School of Art. In 1992 there came Shell Shock (take an egg and make it your star!). Between these two short films - one with no budget and the other for Channel 4 - Eddie crafted a slate of sponsored films and shorts for cinema and television.
Described by his peers as 'one of the finest documentary cameramen in the world', McConnell brings a supremely visual style to the moving image. From his early films as an amateur, mentored by John Grierson, then into the production industry, McConnell has created a body of work representing the best of documentary film in Scotland. Curated by Scottish Screen Archive, this programme of shorts and extracts - in celebration of a lifetime in film - includes Faces (1957), Time of His Life (1978) and Shell Shock (1992). The screening will be introduced by Eddie McConnell, with a Q&A afterwards.
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