(Natural or instinctive disdain on my part for any nationalism that is based on theory or geographical ancestry is countered by these "state of the country" missives, not least because they often refuse to make a grand statement of intent... either work could be put to the use of autonomous zones or regionalism. I'll still shout "Wessex Forever" before demanding any new evaluation of where we ought to put the customs houses.)
We Are Northern Lights was made by Nick Higgins, through workshops and a "myriad of different lenses – those of the Scots themselves." Cineworld spotted that its early showings, including one at the Glasgow Film Festival, were sold out and had some of the audience sobbing, so have decided to slot in a run across Scotland, between the popcorn shifters.
(Luckily, I can now go to see Iron Man 3 and pretend I am in to see the micro-budget documentary, thereby letting me indulge my love of superheroes and hold onto my credibility as a supporter of grass-roots projects.)
(Although this is an example of an international chain being supportive of radical film, and that confuses my knee-jerk anti-corporate attitude.)
(I thought a political blog would be an easy way back into blogging. I ought to have stuck with the defense of Christianity I pulled. Less complicated, if more controversial.)
(However, both the film and Rantin remind me that the arts are far more interesting places to think about Big Idea, like national identity, than the political domain. I know Alex S is all cool now he admitted to liking some science fiction at the GFF, but I know who has the more nuanced opinions...)