Dummy Jim: an Evening's Entertainment - Film, Music, Conversation
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A benefit event for the Horse Hospital Fundraising Campaign
Nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film (Edinburgh IFF 2013) and a Tiger Award (Rotterdam IFF 2013) Dummy Jim weaves fiction, documentary, animation and archive to explore the eccentric adventures of profoundly deaf Scots long-distance cyclist James Duthie - aka Dummy Jim - who hailed from the close-knit Aberdeenshire fishing community of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy. In 1951, he set out on a lone cycling tour to Morocco. After three months of pedalling, he reached the Arctic Circle. "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
12 years in the making, artist film-maker Matt Hulse's finely crafted work offers a multi-layered memorial to a quietly determined maverick and the community that shaped him, with present-day village inhabitants emerging as creative participants. Deaf actor Samuel Dore leads. The fully-captioned screening at The Horse Hospital concludes Dummy Jim's independent tour of England 2015. The evening is hosted by Gareth Evans.
Electronic/musique concrète/conceptual pop group The Twelve Hour Foundation will perform live before the screening and director Hulse will be present for a BSL-interpreted Q&A.
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