Film and theatre

The Deep Blue Sea live from the National Theatre at Odeon Dunfermline

Coming soon to the Odeon Dunfermline is a chance to see The Deep Blue Sea live from the National Theatre.  Helen McCrory stars in Terence Rattigan’s  masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to

Leonardo da Vinci, the Genius in Milan: screening in Dunfermline

On 16 June there is a special screening at the Odeon Dunfermline of acclaimed documentary Leonardo Da Vinci: the Genius in Milan. The film allows cinema goers to experience the extraordinary 2015 exhibition event at the Palazzo Reale exploring Da Vinci’s work, his world and the treasures he left the world. Pietro Marani, the curator of the 2015 exhibition, and some of the world’s leading experts on Leonardo tell a story in that opens new

Hit West End show about Woody Guthrie comes to Dunfermline

Internationally acclaimed West End hit, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,  is coming to the Carnegie Hall this Wednesday, 18 May, featuring the award-winning original London cast. The tragic, touching and joyful tale of America’s greatest folk poet is told in his own words and includes Guthrie classics such as Bound for Glory, Pastures of Plenty, The Ballad of Tom Joad, This Land is Your Land. The performance

War and Peace – Russian style

If you enjoyed the recent BBC production of War and Peace  – and perhaps even more so if you didn’t – you may be intrigued to see this wonderful clip of the ballroom scene from the epic Russian version directed by Sergei Bondarchuk. The film was made in 1966 and was over six hours long on release. Bondarchuk, a great hero of Russian cinema, himself took the role of Pierre with

Slow West: from Scotland to the American Frontier with Michael Fassbender

A sumptuous western about a young Scotsman pursuing a lost love and starring Michael Fassbender – what’s not to adore? If you didn’t catch the brilliant Slow West when it came out earlier this year, you can still catch it on iTunes. The film is set at the end of the nineteenth century and tells the story of well-born, 16-year-old Jay journeying across the American frontier in the company of

Miniature Film Set Museum, Lyon

Before CGI was commonly used for movies, models of film sets were painstakingly created by hand and some of the sets were in miniature. Dan Ohlman, a former cabinet-maker of 15 years, opened the Palais de la Miniature in Lyon, France to display the miniature movie sets and other works by miniature artists.

Plan to Work On Dunfermline – a fascinating Kay Mander film

Interested to know what people think of this. Plan to Work On is Kay Mander’s 1948 government-sponsored film about the planning for Dunfermline’s post-war reconstruction. It was originally intended for a specialist audience of architects and planners but is now a fascinating record of mid-20th-century town planning and, for locals, full of great shots of post war Dunfermline. It was made with help from James Shearer , the architect behind Dunfermline’s

Still time to catch touching Jim Baxter film on iPlayer

A few weeks left to catch Purple TV‘s film about Fife’s – and many would say Scotland’s – finest footballer Jim Baxter on BBC iPlayer. Baxter, who came from Hill of Beath, was famously funny and charming if enigmatic and unpredictable. The film suggests this complex character might have had its roots in the fact that Baxter was given up by his mother as a baby. The footballer was devastated,

Pioneers of Performance: superb live dance comes to Lochgelly

Coming to Fife on 16 September is, Pioneers of Performance , a day long festival of thought-provoking and fun dance theatre, created by independent artists working in Scotland. The shows have been chosen for their outstanding quality  – this really is the best work of its kind. There’s something for all age groups, with a show for young children before lunch, older children in the afternoon, and two shows for adults in