16th March 5pm GIO at Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema


The Hippodrome, Bo’ness, 5pm

The Hippodrome is Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema. Opened in 1912, and an A-listed historic building, it is the masterpiece of architect Matthew Steele, who left Bo'ness with a remarkable built heritage of early 20th century design styles.

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Double Bill: Before Grierson Met Cavalcanti


Prior to collaborating at the famous GPO Film Unit, Stirlingshire-born documentary pioneer John Grierson and Brazilian filmmaker Alberto Cavalcanti each explored the boundaries of silent documentary. This double bill is a dynamic pairing of the two directors’ work and is superbly complemented by performers currently working in the vanguard of the UK music scene. Cavalcanti's impressionistic portrait of Paris, 'Rien Que Les Heures' (‘Nothing But Time’) is accompanied by ensemble Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO). 'Drifters' is Grierson's ground-breaking creative interpretation of a herring drifter’s journey. Beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh brings his own creative response to the film’s rhythms, in collaboration with members of GIO, to augment his British Film Institute commissioned score.


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Catriona McKay 2015