THE ROBERT BURNS Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries is marking the centenary of the October Revolution with a weekend of films and talks from Friday 27 to Sunday October 29.
Next Friday, Dr David Archibald of Glasgow University gives the illustrated talk October in Cinema to contextualise the weekend’s films, followed by Mikhalkov’s At Home Among Strangers, a political thriller set shortly after the Russian civil war.
The following day Professor John Foster (University of West of Scotland) introduces Eisenstein’s October and Pudovkin’s The End of St Petersburg, both commissioned to mark the revolution’s 10th anniversary, and Dr Ben Franks (Glasgow University) introduces Warren Beatty’s Reds.
The film follows the life of US journalist John Reed, author of the classic eyewitness account of the revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World.
Professor Lesley Milne (Nottingham University) introduces David Lean’s film version of Boris Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago on Sunday, followed by Ian Gasse of Dumfries TUC introducing French film-maker Chris Marker’s documentary The Last Bolshevik, which examines the history of the Soviet Union through the life of Soviet film director Alexander Medvedkin.
Tickets are £7 (£5.30 concessions) for evening screenings, £10 (£8 concessions) for Saturday afternoon and £8 (£7 concessions) for Sunday afternoon. To book contact RBCFT on 01387-264808 or visit rbcft.co.uk.