3 October 2014

Film My Ain Folk5

Over the past few months, we have teamed up with Liverpool Biennial to screen a season of films responding to the themes raised in Sharon Lockhart's exhibition. Curated by Lockhart, the films have explored themes of childhood, and the emotions and experiences that unfold in these early years of life.

Next week, FACT presents the last screening in the programme; a trilogy of films directed by Bill Douglas on Wednesday 8 October at 6.30pm. Shot over a period of eight years, the films chart a progress from childhood to adolescence, following the director's younger self from a poverty-striken mining village in East Lothian in the closing years of the war, to institutional life in an Edinburgh boys' home and national service in Egypt in the '50s.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to this screening, and for the World Premiere of Sharon Lockhart's newest film, Rudzienko (working title) on Friday 17 October, we invite you to tell us about your favourite childhood film, or a movie you love that explores the idea of growing up.

Tweet at @FACT_liverpool with your suggestion and we will select two winners at random at 3pm on Tuesday 7 October.


Liverpool Biennial 2014, The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art, continues until 26 October 2014. The 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, takes place at venues across the city including The Old Blind School, FACT, the Bluecoat, Tate Liverpool and St. Andrews Gardens. For more info, visit www.biennial.com