A LOCAL COMMUNITY was full of praise this week after many attended the premier of film produced by young people that depicted their home town past and present.
The ‘Lossiemouth Northern Lights’ project received a first public showing to a capacity audience at St James’ Church, where it received extensive praise with one audience member commenting on its “poignant and honest portrayal” of the town.
Another viewer at the launch said: “There was so much I did not know about my own home town – it is lovely to see the community coming together to share their memories and experiences.”
The woman behind the project, which involved school-age children from the town at every stage of the film development process, Yvonne Findlay, said: “The film was shown to a capacity crowd who went on to enjoy a social gathering of tea, a spectacular spread of cakes provided by the community, and reminiscence at the exhibition.
“There was a special atmosphere of community celebration – the film and exhibition have been made for the people of Lossiemouth past, present and future by Creative Visions Moray and Floodfilm.
“People enjoyed seeing themselves and people they remembered from the community in the film and exhibition.”
Another opportunity to view the film arrives this weekend with a matinee showing at St Gerardines Church on Saturday at 10.30am.
Yvonne said: “There will then be a final chance to view the film and see the accompanying exhibition after the Christmas Lights are turned on in the town on November 28.
“That will be in the Lossiemouth Baptist Church at 7.45pm – there will also be copies of the film on DVD as well as CD’s of the soundtrack on sale.”