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2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream

The music documentary, “Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream” directed by Grant McPhee won the Audience Award at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

In the late 1970s, from a tenement flat in Edinburgh, Bob Last and Hilary Morrison operated their record label Fast Product. A predecessor to Rough Trade and Factory Records, Fast Product quickly became the hub for a group of ground-breakingly talented musicians. This documentary is the previously untold story of a post-punk/indie music scene that reverberated from Edinburgh, throughout the UK and beyond.

The Top Five films, as voted by the public were:

  1. Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream (Grant McPhee)
  2. Desert Dancer (Richard Raymond)
  3. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)
  4. Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad)
  5. Amy (Asif Kapadia)

Image: Big Gold Dream: Vic Godard, Malcolm Ross, Douglas MacIntyre, Ken McCluskey, Grant McPhee, Erik Sandberg, Innes Reekie, June 19, EIFF 2015. by Rob O’Donnell, © EIFF

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