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Hippodrome Festival dates announced

Hippodrome Festival dates announced

Dates have been announced for the 2014 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema. Now in its fourth year, this celebration of the early silver screen, which takes place in the 101-year-old Hippodrome cinema in Bo'ness, will run from March 12-16.

Tickets for the 2014 event will go on sale in early February, when the full programme is announced. This year's festival included screenings with live musical accompaniment by pianist Neil Brand and skiffle band The Dodge Brothers, who feature film critic Mark Kermode in their line-up.

l www.hippfest.co.uk

The Innocents is re-released

Jack Clayton's 1961 feature The Innocents - an adaptation of Henry James's story The Turn Of The Screw - will be re-released in Scottish cinemas this month as part of the British Film Institute's Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film project.

The film, which stars Scottish actress Deborah Kerr as a governess who becomes convinced that the orphaned children she is looking after are possessed by the evil spirits of her predecessor and her lover, will screen at the Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen (December 15), Glasgow Film Theatre (December 17 and 18) and Filmhouse in Edinburgh (December 20-24). It also has a screening in the new year at the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries (January 27).

l www.bfi.org.uk/gothic

Collins films

to screen

Two films by visual artist Phil Colllins - who will transform Queen's Park next year in a major art project for Glasgow 2014 - will screen in Glasgow later this month.

"The meaning of style" was shot with anti-fascist skinheads in Malaysia and features an original sound track by Welsh musician Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) and Welsh surf band Y Niw.

The screenings take place at The Glad Café on Pollockshaws Road at 7pm on December 15, followed by an artist talk.Tickets, priced at £2.50, are available from themeaningofstyle.eventbrite.co.uk.

l www.thecommonguild.org.uk

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