The Ticket Cinema’s view of Revolution
Festival for centenary
Ian Gasse and Stuart Hyslop of The Scottish Morning Star Campaign Committee A programme of films marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution is to be screened in Dumfries.
Representing Revolution at the Burns Centre will feature six films from October 27-29, showing how cinema has portrayed the historic event. A guest speaker will introduce each one.
Dumfries Trades Union Council assistant secretary Ian Gasse was inspired to organise the festival by a framed poster on his wall.
He enlisted the support of the Burns Centre, The Scottish Labour History Society and The Scottish Morning Star Campaign Committee, as well as securing a £1,000 grant from Film Hub Scotland.
Ian said: “The Russian Revolution contributed to more than 70 years of ideological conflict between the Soviet Union and Western powers.
“The representation of the revolution in films has reflected this, from the films commissioned by the fledgling Soviet state for the 10th anniversary to the versions offered by Hollywood.”
Representing Revolution will start at 7pm on Friday, October 27, with the Mikhalkov film At Home Among Strangers and will include a talk by Dr David Archibald from the University of Glasgow.
A double bill of Ten Days That Shook The World and The End of St Petersburg on Saturday, October 28, will be introduced by John Foster, emeritus professor at the University of Glasgow.
Warren Beatty’s Reds will be shown at 7pm on the Saturday.
David Lean’s epic Doctor Zhivago will be screened at 2pm on Sunday with an introduction by Lesley Milne, emeritus professor at the University of Nottingham, and the final film will be The Last Bolshevik with an introduction by Mr Gasse at 7pm. Tickets from the Burns Centre at 01387 264808, www.rbcft.co.uk, or the Midsteeple on 01387 253383. The Horsenecks performed at the Bluegrass Festival in Moniaive