Armando Iannucci Q&A to follow In The Loop at Restless Natives festival
#AskArmando your questions on Twitter, and the writer, director and producer may well answer them
He's one of the best-loved writers, directors and producers in British satire, known for his work on Alan Partridge, In The Loop, The Thick of It and Veep. Now, fans of Armando Iannucci have an exclusive chance to put their questions to him, as he is set to appear in an exclusive question and answer session as part of Glasgow's Restless Natives Festival.
The Q&A, which takes place following a screening of In The Loop at Drygate on Sat 14 May, will be pre-recorded, and the festival is asking fans to tweet their questions to Armando between Mon 18 and Sat 23 Apr, using the hashtag #AskArmando. The best five questions will be put to the man himself, and his answers will be shown after the film screening, which is hosted by A Badge of Friendship.
In The Loop, directed by Iannucci, is a spin-off of BBC Four's political comedy The Thick Of It. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2010, and was widely acclaimed by audiences and critics alike following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Iannucci is currently working on the superb series Veep, which follows former Senator Selina Meyer and her tenure as Vice President of the United States. We gave the latest series five stars (and we don't do that lightly).
Restless Natives is a new multi-disciplinary festival taking place at venues across Glasgow's East End, which aims to celebrate independent purveyors of music and film. Other programme highlights from the world of film include a screening of Instrument, along with a Q&A from Fugazi's Ian MacKaye, and Couple In A Hole plus live Q&A by Portishead's Geoff Barrow. There are also special guest-curated screens by Africa in Motion, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, the Radical Film Network Scotland, and more.
Music picks include Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, alt rockers Future of the Left, Candadian composer Tim Hecker and Glasgow's very own Tuff Love, United Fruit, Happy Meals, Spinning Coin and Nightwave.
Speaking about the Iannucci event, festival co-ordinator Halina Rifai said: '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.'
Restless Natives Festival, Mon 9--Sun 15 May, various senues, Glasgow; Armando Iannucci Q&A, Sat 14 May, Drygate.