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Festival radar: Hippodrome festival of silent cinema

18 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Scotland's only silent film festival was born of the determination of a Bo'ness local to bring the big screen to his doorstep

Festival name: Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

Location: Bo'ness, Falkirk


Dates: Annually, mid-March

About: With the best will in the world, Bo'ness seems an unlikely venue for a film festival, even something as quaint-sounding as a silent movie festival. But Bo'ness, a town with a population of about 14,500, perched on the banks of the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh and Falkiri, is the home of Scotland's only silent film festival. And it's all in honour of a local hero.

Louis Dickson, an electrical engineer turned cameraman, was a big noise in the early Scottish film business, grandly named the official "Kinematographer" of the Scottish National Exhibition in 1908. While he went on to take other official positions within the national film industry, Dickson's heart »

- Pamela Hutchinson

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