Storm over the Grampians, 2015, oil on board, ©  James Morrison | Eye of the Storm

Moving Portrait of Scottish Landscape Painter, James Morrison Premiere’s at Glasgow Film Festival, 28th February 2021

Gabriella Ross

Eye of the Storm is an award-winning documentary by Anthony Baxter (FLINT (2020), You’ve Been Trumped Too (2016) and A Dangerous Game (2014) is a documentary about the late great James Morrison – an artist who spent his life capturing the drama of the skies and hills around his Montrose home and the melting ice caps of the High Arctic. 
The film tells the story of James Morrison’s early years, painting the tenements of Glasgow, through to his dramatic encounter with a polar bear while painting melting icebergs in North West Greenland.  As the artist struggles with imposing blindness, the film follows James, as he prepares for what turned out to be his last ever public exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh in January 2020.
“It was a privilege to be able to follow James over the last couple of years of his life,” added the Director. “His work is breathtakingly beautiful, and I hope this film will bring it to a whole new audience in Scotland and around the world.”

Commissioned by BBC Scotland, Eye of the Storm will have its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on Sunday 28 February, before receiving its UK television premiere on the BBC Scotland Channel in the spring.
About Glasgow Film Festival
Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) is one of the leading film festivals in the UK and run by Glasgow Film, a charity which also runs Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). GFF is made possible by support from Screen Scotland, the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery, Glasgow Life and EventScotland, part of VisitScotland

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