In collaboration with Scotland’s leading Spanish cinema mavericks CinemaAttic, LeithLate presents a Basque short-film and food crawl of Leith Walk pubs this April.
Participating bars include Victoria Bar, Leith Depot and Brig Below. Each will be screening individual short-film programmes from the Basque Country's leading short-film distributor Kimuak, accompanied by traditional Basque pintxos. Pintxos are a Spanish tapas particular to the Basque Country, known by their distinctive ‘spearing’ by a cocktail stick - a common means of socialising and a cornerstone of Basque culture. Entrance to bars, food and films are all free.
The free film and food crawl culminates the same evening at Henderson Halls on Henderson Street for an afterparty where attendees can enjoy the great Basque cult classic feature film El Dia de la Bestia (The Day of the Beast) from 1995 by Alex de la Iglesia. The event closes with a dj set from Pako Vega. Afterparty tickets available at £6 each from Citizen Ticket.
This event is part of Cinemaattic's Basque Spring, a film retrospective that will bring classic and contemporary films from the Basque Country to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The programme of films examines themes such as ‘Understanding the Basque Conflict’ and ‘Rethinking Land and Tradition’, and is part of the wider initiative #ScotlandGoesBasque bringing leading Basque artists to Scottish festivals throughout 2019. Check full list of events part of the Basque Spring at https://cinemaattic.com/
This event is the first in LeithLate’s ongoing programme of LeithLate19 events taking place in 2019. Please check back here or keep an eye on social media for future events in the programme.