Join us for a special live screening and US premiere of Upstream, an erie, hypnotic and experimental film by writer Robert Macfarlane and director Rob Petit. Filmed entirely from the air, this groundbreaking film follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland all the way to its source in the Cairngorm mountains, the highest of any river in Britain. With words spoken by Julie Fowlis and an original score by the Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka, the film’s soundscape weaves together field-recordings of the river, and the birds and creatures which live along it, the place-names and stories – dark and light – of the Cairngorms, creating a ‘songline’ that draws the viewer up, against the flow, into wildness, winter and strangeness. Join us after the film for a live discussion and Q&A with Robert Macfarlane, Hauschka, and Rob Petit.
Thursday, December 3rd, 12:00-1:30pm (PST)