THURSDAY 01 JUNE - The Brave Don’t Cry
THURSDAY 01 JUNE . 7PM . SIDE CINEMA
The Brave Don’t Cry
(Philip Leacock, 1952, Scotland, 89mins, E)
An underappreciated gem of Scottish cinema, The Brave Don’t Cry is a moving story, based on the true life events in Ayrshire of the Knockshinnoch disaster in September 1950. When the walls of the local mine cave in, a dangerous rescue plan is mounted to rescue the 118 men trapped underground. Produced by John Grierson and featuring actors from the Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre, director Philip Leacock brings humour and humanity to a tale of survival, comradeship and community.
Plus Song for Billy (Amber Films, 2017, UK, 17 mins) and Q+A with Amber Team
* Part of the Film Folk Gathering on Tour Cinema Season *