The BFI have previewed Big Gold Dream at EIFF2015
Nostalgia powered two British documentaries, although both were strictly conventional in form and ambition and a bit wistful about changing times. Both also followed the vogue for explanatory titles that might suit a key-word search. Big Gold Dream Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream mapped out the two magnetic poles of the region’s early-1980s music scene: Bob Last in Edinburgh, whose subsequent career involved chairing EIFF’s parent body until just before this year’s festival; and Alan Horne in Glasgow, whose creative eccentricities then and now don’t allow him to participate in this kind of nostalgic reverie.
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