Restless Natives Festival – an ambitious new multidisciplinary event held in Glasgow (May 9th – 15th) – are asking fans to tweet their questions for director, writer and producer Armando Iannucci, using the hashtag #AskArmando.
Armando will choose the best five questions and answer them, in an A Badge of Friendship-hosted and pre-recorded Q+A for the festival, to be shown after the screening (on Saturday May 14th at Drygate) of his brilliant satirical comedy ‘In The Loop’, a spin-off of the BBC series ‘The Thick of It’.
“Armando is not only one of the country’s top TV comedy producers, but his credits also span critically acclaimed features for radio and film. Given he is one of the most influential and prominent writers to emerge from Scotland, it’s not only an honour for Restless Natives to be screening In The Loop, but also to have the ingenious satirist put his name to the festival.” comments festival co-ordinator Halina Rifai.
All events will be individually priced as affordably as possible to ensure accessibility for people from all economic backgrounds and the organisers will also be donating a portion of gate receipts towards specially nominated East End charities to help their community.The festival also boasts a strong music line-up including Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, LAW, Cardiff’s alt rockers Future of the Left, Sheffield mathcore champions Rolo Tomassi, Canadian composer Tim Hecker, electronic maverick Blanck Mass, Chicago favourites Into It. Over It, US cult heroes The Hotelier and Glasgow’s own Tuff Love, United Fruit, Happy Meals, Spinning Coin and Nightwave.
Full details of further showcases, film nights and talks programmed by Hotgem Music, Nightschool Records, No One Knows Records, Winning Sperm Party, Stretched, Fuzzkill Records, Nice n’ Sleazy, Bloc+Music, Song, By Toad and Struggletown are also set to be announced very soon.
Restless Natives Festival will run from 9th-15th May 2016 and tickets can be purchased from restlessnativesfestival.org