There, the local TUC (what we used to call Trades Councils) in association with the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, is screening a small film festival to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
Called Representing Revolution the first film - At Home among Strangers - screens tonight and then we have another 5 films including Eisenstein's October, screened with The End of Saint Petersburg, and Warren Beatty's Reds. The films are introduced and illustrated by a variety of talks by prominent academics. The Morning Star (also a partner in this project) has a fuller description here.
Tickets are available from the Robert Burns Centre here.
This year concentrated into an extended weekend the Festival has concentrated on bringing the stars and filmmakers over from Cuba to speak to their creations. Starting from Thursday 9 November with Jonal Cosculluela here to talk about his film Esteban - about a 9-year-old's determination to learn the piano - this year's festival also welcomes Luis Alberto Garcia, star of films like - Ya no es Antes - the premiere of this film about a couple split by emigration, and Clandestinos - a love story set against the last days of the revolution against Batista.
|Dr Aleida Guevara March|