in conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus

6.00pm, Wednesday 4 May 2011, Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen    Watch the Webcast

Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald has had an extraordinary career since receiving an Academy Award for his film One Day in September (1999).  His latest film, The Eagle (2011) is released in March, follows on from his thriller State of Play (2009) starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren, The Last King of Scotland (2006) featuring Forest Whitaker in an Oscar-winning performance, and the iconic mountaineering film Touching the Void (2003).  Macdonald also made the experimental film, Life in a Day: the Story of a Single Day on Earth (2011), culled from 80,000 Youtube videos and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Film Retrospective: in tandem with the Director's Cut event a mini-retrospective of Kevin Macdonald's work will be held at Cineworld Union Square to include on Tues 3rd May: Touching the Void at 6:40pm and The Last King of Scotland at 8:50pm, and on 4th May The Eagle at 8:40pm.