We are delighted that the Barony Theatre is hosting a community screening again this year as part of the Hippfest silent movie festival this year. This was a fantastic and memorable event last year – book your tickets in advance as it’s sure to be a popular evening.
HippFest Community Screening
Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life
Saturday 17 March 2018 | 19:30 | £9.75 | £7.75 conc
VENUE: Barony Theatre, Borrowstoun Road, Bo’ness EH51 9RS
First feature by the dynamic directing duo behind King Kong. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack tell the jaw-dropping story of a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtiari and their epic trek with half-a-million animals across impossible terrain to reach summer pasture. A spectacular ethnographic record, this film was intended for the lecture circuit but was snapped up by Paramount for theatrical distribution on the strength of its powerful dramatic punch. It’s easy to see how the character of Denham in King Kong was modelled after the adventurer Cooper, whose daredevil real-life exploits were the stuff of Hollywood adventure films.
Dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack | US | 1925 | U | 1h 10m + short
Performing live: Mike Nolan | Screening material courtesy of Milestone Films
HippFest is organised by Falkirk Community Trust with key funding from Falkirk Council, and support from the BFI Audience Fund Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund and VisitFalkirk.
More HippFest silent screenings and events are taking place at the Hippodrome and various venues in Bo’ness from Wed 21 to Sun 25 March 2018. www.hippfest.co.uk
Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness: Silent Cinema Festival