Blantyre High Film Society was formed in 1975 to maintain pupil’s interest in the cinema in a community where the nearest cinema was in a different town.
In May 1979, the young members of the film society, already International Winners went on to further success. They had won the Best School Society award in 1978 and this latest award was not for making a film, but was for showing them.
The award was due to a high standard of programming and scheduling. Audiences that year enjoyed “The Godfather part 2”, “Dirty Harry” and Mel Brooks films.
Maths teacher, Brian Mathieson pictured on the left who helped run the society also received an award and was presented with a cheque for £50. Pictured with Brian are film society members, Craig Samson, Tom Brownlie and Cameron Brownlie. Mr Mathieson put the prize money towards the running of the society.
Researched for the book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018
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