Mon 23 Feb, 2015 6.30pm,
GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
Director: Maurice O'Brian
Cast: William McIlvanney, Hugh McIlvanney, David Hayman and Ian Rankin
Universally revered as the 'Godfather of Tartan Noir', William McIlvanney is one of the most recognisable names in Scottish literature. The influence of his hard-bitten Glasgow detective Laidlaw can be seen in gritty Scottish dramas from Rebus to Taggart. His landmark Laidlaw novels have now returned to print and earned him a new generation of admirers, whilst Docherty was recently voted one of the top ten Scottish novels of all time. Living With Words, produced by Gill Parry, offers an intimate portrait of one of Glasgow’s best-loved authors in his own words and those of family and colleagues, including his brother, celebrated sports writer Hugh McIlvanney. A welcome profile of a writer whose passionate sense of Scotland and socialist ideals have made him inspirational. McIlvanney himself, along with other well-known Glasgow faces, will be present at the world premiere screening and post-film discussion.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the great man himself William McIlvanney, in conversation with the co-director of Glasgow Film Festival, Allan Hunter.