5/12/2019 19:45 at Health and Wellbeing Centre.
This documentary by Felipe Bustos Sierra, whose father was an exiled Chilean journalist, is about the act of solidarity in 1974 by Rolls Royce engineers in Scotland’s East Kilbride who, upon seeing that the Chilean dictator Pinochet was using Hawker Hunter jets to attack his own people, refused to service the planes’ engines. This action lasted for 4 years. Sierra interviews some of the engineers who recall their stories and roles in the protest,with much integrity, wit and humour.
We welcome Cynthia Davila to introduce the film and talk about her experiences in Chile at this time.
Dir: Felipe Bustos Sierra , UK, 96 mins, 2018
12/12/2019 19:45 at Health and Wellbeing Centre.
As a tribute to the late Nicholas Roeg who died in November 2018 we are screening his first feature film, co-directed with screenwriter Donald Cammell. Performance takes us into the psychedelic 1970s when hedonism was is at its height. When gangland criminal Chas [James Fox] goes to ground, taking refuge in a London basement next door to fading rock star Turner [Mick Jagger], he enters the counter-culture of the times.
Dir: Nicholas Roeg/Donald Cammell, UK, 105 mins, 1970
19/12/2019 19:45 at Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Following the success of the film ‘Stan and Ollie’ starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, ABCD felt it was time to celebrate the great masters of slapstick comedy with an original Laurel and Hardy. When Stan’s grandfather dies in Scotland he leaves the ever hard up Laurel an inheritance, necessitating his return to his homeland. But with the customary twists to the plot, the pair having enlisted in the army, find themselves enroute to the Northwest Frontier of India to wreak their usual chaos.
Dir: James W Horne, USA, 80 mins, 1935