Very exciting event as part of the CineCity Festival. Saw the trailer at our Film Social and Festival launch event last night. Not only do we have an amazing film to look forward to (hopefully), it will be followed by a Q&A with the Director Matt Hulse. We will still go for a drink and a chat of our own following the Q&A for anyone who is up for it! In the past the CineCity events have sold out so if you 'KNOW' you want to come it is worth getting your ticket ahead of time.
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.