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Back to the Future 1979-1989: Film Screening: Local Hero (CertPG)

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National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena

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Back to the future: 1979-1989

Film Screening at Kelvin Hall

Saturday 27 Jul, Local Hero, 1.45pm (Cert PG)


1.30pm: Doors open

1.45pm: Showreel of 80s footage from the Moving Image Archive

2pm: Local Hero


Local Hero is the 1983 hit dramatic-comedy written and directed by Scottish film legend, Bill Forsyth. A Texan oil company tries to replace a quaint and picturesque Scottish village with an oil refinery, but not everyone is on board with this plan.

Watch the classic trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nufb3JysCgY


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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

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G3 8AW

United Kingdom

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