Filmmakers Matt Hulse & Elizabeth Lawrence are taking to the road with their films this September.
They will be screening sneaky previews of Hulse’s much anticipated film Dummy Jim about famed deaf Scots cyclist James Duthie and Lawrence’s full-length feature film ‘Roll Out, Cowboy – a documentary’ which follows Sandman the Rappin’ Cowboy on his travels.
The Orkney dates will feature musical accompaniment from Duncan Maclean and the Driftwood Cowboys and there’ll be Q&A’s with Hulse and Lawrence throughout the tour. Tickets available online from each venue (see schedule below) with the exception of Orkney and Fraserburgh – just turn up. There’s more info on the Facebook event page.
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What it is that makes ‘Roll Out, Cowboy’ and ‘Dummy Jim’ good travelling companions?
The characters at the centre of both films are enthusiastic mavericks who love to roam and explore, who are natural communicators, who have an intuitive independent / entrepreneurial spirit and who, by and large, are misunderstood by the mainstream currents against which they gently swim. Folk they encounter on the road, however, are quickly persuaded and inspired by their unpretentious energy.
As film makers we have found that we both face and share similar struggles, but we carry on regardless, and that is why these stories ring true to us.
It is also true to say that both Dummy Jim and Sandman are genuine gentlemen in stylish hats.