Reminder: Sean Connery at the Filmhouse, 24 August

20 Aug

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday, 24 August, sees Sean Connery appear at the Edinburgh Filmhouse to introduce one of his finest films, The Hill (1965).

Set in a British disciplinary camp in the Libyan desert during World War II, Connery (minus hairpiece) plays Joe Roberts, imprisoned for disobedience. Shot in black and white and without any music, this is was made at the height of Bondmania in the 1960s and must have been a shock to Bond fans of the time more used to seeing their hero tuxedo-clad.

Gritty, tense and genuinely shocking, this is a true British classic. And Ian Bannen is fantastic in it too.

Connery will also take part in a 15-20 minute interview before the film, hopefully discussing the circumstances surrounding the making of the film.

Even if your not a Sean Connery fan (and if not, why not?!) this is still a pretty rare opportunity to see a fantastic film on the big screen. I’ve been a fan for a number of years now and in the absence of any UK DVD release, this is pretty much unmissable.

If it helps to convince you, please have a read of my tribute to the film over here, then visit the site to book your ticket – you won’t regret it.

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