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Back to the Future 1979-1989: Film Screening: Highlander (Cert15)

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National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena

1445 Argyle Street

Glasgow

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Back to the future: 1979-1989

Film Screenings at Kelvin Hall

Wednesday 7 August, 5:45pm - Highlander (Cert 15)

5.30pm: Doors open

5.45pm: Showreel of 80s footage from the Moving Image Archive

6pm: Highlander

This sleeper cult hit stars Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert in a fantasy-action extravaganza sound-tracked by Queen. An immortal Scottish warrior faces his deadly enemy in 1980s New York. “There can be only one”.

Watch the trailer for the restored epic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT13a8KzBRM

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This year marks the 40th anniversaries of Margaret Thatcher’s coming into power, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the start of economic reform in China, and the 30th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, the massacre in Tiananmen Square, and the invention of the World Wide Web.

The 1980s was a decade of profound global shift, affecting international relations, politics, economics, technology, society, and culture. The changes in this decade have shaped the world we live in today. The Library will be looking back at this decade through a series of essays delivered online, a special treasures display, and series of 80s events at George IV Bridge and Kelvin Hall

Go online to read the essays > https://digital.nls.uk/1980s/

Join the conversation on Twitter #Talking1980s

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Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena

1445 Argyle Street

Glasgow

G3 8AW

United Kingdom

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