Social Features – a new documentary film night – launches with Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (PG)
Born at the turn of the century in Paris, Diana Vreeland died in New York eight decades later, having become one of the cities most celebrated iconic characters.
This fascinating film is seen as a companion piece to the ground-breaking documentary The September Issue. Like Anna Wintour, we see how Mrs. Vreeland influenced and inspired much of the art and cultural zeitgeist of the day, and had her own time as editor-in-chief at Vogue during the sixties, one of the most creatively tumultuous times in history.
She is responsible for launching many iconic careers, establishing countless trends that have stood the test of time, all whilst bringing a unique perspective to the fashion world. Her point-of-view transcended a century and remains as vital and relevant today as it ever was.
‘There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.’ Diana Vreeland
‘It’s not about the dress you wear, but it’s about the life you lead in the dress.’ – Diana Vreeland
Social Features documentary screening evenings have been made possible by funding from Cinemas for All. There will be 2 screenings during November/December to help shape plans for the future. More screenings are due to be scheduled for 2019 so come along, enjoy, and think about what you might like to see next…
Social Features, a new documentary film night, presents Nae Pasaran! (12), followed by a Q&A with the director, Felipe Bustos Sierra. This incredible award-winning film charts the journey and experiences of a group of Scottish workers who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.