Join us for this very special Anster Cinema screening of By the Law with a live guitar score by R M Hubbert.
Multi-award-winning, post-rock, Scottish composer and song-writer RM Hubbert (aka Hubby) performs his brand new guitar score, commissioned by HippFest, for this pared-back Soviet Western.
Legendary director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London, fashioning a tense, existential study of moral pressure… Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the other two wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and go for the authorities or to take the Law into their own hands.
The stage is set for a claustrophobic drama of raw power, combining naturalism and the grotesque, realism and melodrama… An exhilarating match for the candid and genre-defying music of one of Scotland’s best-loved artists.
Dir. Lev Kuleshov | Soviet Union and Russia | 1926 | 1h 20m
Doors 6:45pm. Event starts 7:15pm.
There will be a cash bar on the night with all proceeds going to the Anstruther Improvements Association.
The By the Law tour is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. It is produced by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival which is supported by Falkirk Community Trust and Creative Scotland.