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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Brave Don't Cry at A' the Airts

From A' the Airts
Iconic Scottish Film released on DVD and BluRay – now available at A’ the Airts.

A’ the Airts hosted a rare public screening of the iconic 1952 film “The Brave Don’t Cry” on Saturday. The film was released on July 1st on HD DVD for the very first time by Panamint Cinema, who accessed the 35 mm film material from the British Film Institute
National Archive and had it transferred in high definition. The quality is stunning, using the same preservation print that was shown at the Venice Film Festival in 1952.
 There has already been lots of local interest in this film about the Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery Disaster, which happened in New Cumnock in 1950. If you missed the screening, we are now selling the DVDs in our shop at A’ the Airts at a bargain price of £15. The DVD also includes a documentary about the film’s Executive Producer, John Grierson – narrated by Bill Paterson. More information about the DVD on Panamint’s website here

'The Brave Don't Cry (1952) a reconstruction of a disaster at Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery, Ayrshire, in 1950, dramatises the tense events of the rescue of miners trapped underground after a pit shaft was flooded and nine men were lost. The difficult and dangerous rescue of all the survivors was made through abandoned workings full of gas. The film features actors from the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre. Originally to be titled "What God Forgot", and made by John Grierson's Group 3 company it was premiered under its new title at the Edinburgh Film Festival in August 1952, with an invited audience of miners. It was also shown that year at the Venice Film Festival.'

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