Carbuncle Town: Film Screening & Discussion

Monday 18th July 2016
Doors open 7pm, film screening at 7.30pm followed by discussion

Out of the Blue based filmmakers Adam Barnett and Ann McCluskey will be screening their new documentary Carbuncle Town followed by a discussion with Councillor Brian McCabe and magazine editor John Glenday both important participants from the documentary, with the filmmakers.

The ‘Carbuncle Award’ is a controversial prize given annually to the most dismal town in Scotland, something that no one should want to win, but one man does!

In this documentary we delve into the gritty, poignant, and often-humorous world of places tarred with the title, ‘the most dismal town in Scotland’!

Brian McCabe, a local firebrand, and the good burgers of Denny, set about ridding their town centre of its monstrous 1960’s carbuncle of a shopping centre. It took five years worth of emotional and political struggle.

While John Glenday, editor of the magazine that invented the carbuncle idea, visits potential nominee towns for the following years competition. During his eventful journey around Scotland, John meets a whole host of ardent characters all passionate about their towns.

What emerges is more than a lampoon at urban rejuvenation. This affectionate story, celebrates the people who are fighting to bring back dignity to their town centres!


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