In The Loop w/ exclusive Armando Iannucci video Q&A

14 May

A Badge of Friendship & Restless Naitives presents: In The Loop w/ exclusive Armando Iannucci video Q&A

A Badge of Friendship presents In The Loop w/ exclusive Armando Iannucci video QnA

Armando Iannucci / USA 2009 / 1h 46 / Comedy

Cast: Peter Capaldi, Mimi Kennedy, Tom Hollander

A Badge of Friendship will host a screening of critically acclaimed satirical comedy "In The Loop" at Restless Natives Festival on Saturday May 14th 2016 at Drygate. Following the screening there will be an exclusive pre-recorded Q+A with director, writer and producer Armando Iannucci.

Restless Natives Festival are asking fans to tweet their questions for Armando between April 18th-23rd using the hashtag #AskArmando. Armando will choose the best five questions and answer them in a pre-recorded Q+A for the festival to be shown after the screening.

In The Loop is a spin-off of the BBC series The Thick of It. The film satirises Anglo-American politics and centres around the possible invasion of Iraq. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to huge acclaim, from the writing to the performances, and was eventually nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2010.


TIME: 3pm




Ok folks. Basically... Restless Natives is a cross-platform multi-venue cultural festival championing independent purveyors of music, film, food, drink, business and numerous other fields within Scotland.

It entails seven solid days of high quality cultural events incorporating everything from low-brow comedy to high-brow debates, slapstick short-films to stark documentaries and cerebral jazz to caustic punk rock.

RN prides itself on its strong ethical compass in the hope that this will ensure proper representation for the thriving independent arts and business communities, whilst also bringing to the city some of the world's most respected musicians, film-makers, entrepreneurs and celebrated orators to stand alongside our own native talent. In the process, it will also seek to reinvigorate the cultural reputation and commercial prospects of The Barra's and Calton areas of Glasgow's East End.

All events will be individually priced as affordably as possible to ensure accessibility for people from all economic backgrounds. We will also be donating a portion of gate receipts towards specially nominated East End charities to try and make some lasting difference to the community that has welcomed us, rather than just trashing their house and leaving like some jerk crashing a party.

In a nutshell, Restless Natives is looking to unite many different groups, creative industries, ethnicities, ages and socio-political perspectives under one broadly inclusive and progressive umbrella, proving to everyone who thinks otherwise that independent business and art can still thrive in an increasingly globalised world economy and that Scotland, with it's celebrated reputation in these fields, is the perfect place to lead the way.

And before you ask, we took inspiration for the title from the truly excellent 1985 Scottish movie of the same name, written by Ninian Dunnett, which beautifully depicts the dignity and spirit of the underdog that flows through every DIY band, independent brewer, small venue and auteur film-maker. If you haven't seen it, you really should.

Okay. That's yer lot. Thanks for reading.