Documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a film about possibly the greatest superhero film never made.
Superman Lives was set to be directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, with Nicolas Cage in the starring role as The Man of Steel. It was intended for release in the 1990s but just before it was about to go into production, the project was completely scrapped and it became the stuff of Hollywood legends… that is until film-making duo director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne crowd-funded The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? in 2015, exploring the fabled movie’s unfortunate fate in-depth.
Restless Natives’; heart and soul lies within the DIY scene as the festival not only aims to bring people together in and around the East End of Glasgow, generating income for the local community, bands and charities, but it also aims to promote ethnic diversity and gender equality throughout the program.
Restless Natives is reflective of a truly modern DIY ethic that showcases talent from a broad spectrum, mirroring the diverse talent the creative scene has to offer.
All events will be individually priced as affordably as possible to ensure accessibility for people from all economic backgrounds and the organisers will also be donating a portion of gate receipts towards specially nominated East End charities to help their community.
A number of film events have already been confirmed including a screening of In The Loop with an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with writer, producer, director and satirist Armando Iannucci, a screening of Instrument plus a Q&A via Skype with Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye, The Skinny presents Couple In A Hole with live Q&A by Geoff Barrow (BEAK>, Portishead) and Billy Fuller (BEAK>, Robert Plant Band), The Room featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary and live Q&A via Skype with Greg Sestero, Song, By Toad presents The Ambiguity Of David Thomas Broughton with exclusive unseen footage and Restless Natives’ own national exclusive of Blood, Sweat & Vinyl : DIY in the 21st Century starring Neurosis, Godspeed You Black Emperor and ISIS (the band!) with live Q&A via Skype with director Kenneth Thomas and A Page of Madness with an exclusive live original score by Adam Stafford. Plus special guest-curated screens by Scottish Refugee Council in association with Take One Action Film Festivals presents Salma, Africa in Motion, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and Radical Film Network Scotland amongst others.
The festival also boasts a strong music line-up including Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, LAW, Cardiff’s alt rockers Future of the Left, Sheffield mathcore champions Rolo Tomasi, Canadian composer Tim Hecker, electronic maverick Blanck Mass, Chicago favourites Into It. Over It, US cult heroes The Hotelier and Glasgow’s own Tuff Love, United Fruit, Happy Meals, Spinning Coin and Lightwave. Full details of further showcases, film nights and talks programmed by Hotgem Music, Nightschool Records, No One Knows Records, Winning Sperm Party, Stretched, Fuzzkill Records, Nice n’ Sleazy, Bloc+Music, Song, By Toad and Struggletown are also set to be announced very soon.