The Ticket Cinema’s view of Rev­o­lu­tion

Fes­ti­val for cen­te­nary

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - MONIAIVE ATTRACTS THE TOP NAMES - Sharon Lip­trott

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,, or the Mid­steeple on 01387 253383. The Hors­e­necks per­formed at the Blue­grass Fes­ti­val in Mo­ni­aive


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