MSD Film Night with Film Director Murray Grigor OBE

Film night

B117 Theatre Basement, Glyn Davis Building, Melbourne School of Design

Melbourne School of Design Film Night

With Film Maker and Director Murray Grigor OBE

Thursday 31st October
B117 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Space and Light: 22 mins
An exploration of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross on the Firth of Clyde. The firm of architects involved in the project was Gillespie Kidd and Coia. The architects - Andy Macmillan and Isi Metzstein. Won a silver medal at the UIA,Madrid. Fifth International Film Festival on Architecture, Madrid - Bronze Medal. This is a double screen version of the St Peter’s Cardross film as a working seminary side by side of matched shots of the vandalised ruin it’s become.

Mackintosh Redux: 30mins
Murray Grigor’s Mackintosh first complemented Andrew McLaren Young’s 1968 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Centenary exhibition. With Eddie McConnell’s photography, Bill Forsyth’s editing and Frank Spedding’s exuberant score, the film won five international awards. The 50-year-old film has been painstakingly digitally remastered by Allan Russell at NLS Moving Image Archive; with the lost score re-recorded by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Rory Boyle at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. By employing subtitles to inform the music sections and a revised narration assessing Mackintosh in the history of architecture.

Sir John Soane: An English Architect, An American Legacy: 60mins
This film investigates the influence of antiquity on Soane by following his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as the ways in which his stripped-down classical style helped guide American architects out of the strictures of Modernism.