Previously at the ICA - Films
12 Nov 2014
Scottish songwriter Edwyn Collins, who suffered a stroke so severe that it effectively deleted the contents of his mind, is the focus of this documentary.
Poetic and ultimately uplifting, the film is narrated by Edwyn and his wife Grace, who helped pull him back to life after he lost all language and could only say several things: “yes” and “no”, “Grace Maxwell”, and “The Possibilities are Endless”.
His journey of recuperation, as he engages with the world again and experiences wonder anew, celebrates how our lives are shaped by love, music and language.
This screening will be followed by a talk with Tom McDonald, acting head of commissioning for science and natural history at the BBC.
Young people will have the opportunity to ask Tom questions about documentary film making and his role as acting head of commissioning for science and Natural History at the BBC and The Grierson Trust.
This film is part of the Extreme Survival strand of the Into Film Festival. You will like this film if you liked Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Reccomended for ages 15-19.
The Possibilities are Endless, dirs. James Hall and Edward Lovelace, UK 2014, 83 mins.