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Dummy Jim 2013

  • Country Various
  • Production Year 2013
  • Duration 90 minutes

*Second Chance Screening Just Announced*
After his mother sent him the curious memoirs of deaf cyclist James Duthie, filmmaker Matt Hulse was compelled to give the maverick Scotsman’s story the recognition it deserved. Twelve years in the making, the resulting film tells the remarkable tale of ‘Dummy’ Jim’s attempt, in total defiance of his impairment, to cycle from Scotland to Morocco – a journey which took him instead to the Arctic Circle. Hulse blends conventional narrative and documentary to retrace the path through Northern Europe with deaf actor Samuel Hore, while also following present-day events in Duthie’s hometown, where the community set about building a fitting memorial to their local hero. While an absorbing, layered sound-scape provides a feast for the ears, Hulse has clearly also kept hearing-impaired audiences in mind: offering a plethora of visual stimuli.

“Freewheeling - a major discovery” ART INFO

Director Matt Hulse will attend the screening for a Q&A.

Countries: UK/ Norway/ Sweden/ USA/ Germany/ Netherlands/ Denmark/ Finland/ France

Print Source: Eye Film

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Arts Picturehouse

08:30 pm Saturday 21st September 2013

Arts Picturehouse

10:30 am Wednesday 25th September 2013

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