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Reel to Real At Home: Dummy Jim

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Dummy Jim
Friday, 22ndJanuary 2021
Watch live from 7pm
Post-film discussion on Crowdcast  8.45-9.30pm

It’s January, it’s lockdown, and whilst everything might be looking a bit bleak we invite you to join us – digitally – to share a film together.

This month we would like to share with you a film we last screened at the Stove in 2016, Dummy Jim.

“Dummy Jim weaves fiction, documentary, animation and archive to explore the eccentric adventures of profoundly deaf Scots long-distance cyclist James Duthie who hailed from the close-knit Aberdeenshire fishing community of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy. In 1951, he set out on a lone cycling tour to Morocco.. After three months of pedalling, he reached the Arctic Circle.

12 years in the making, Hulse crafts a multi-layered memorial to a quietly determined maverick and the community that shaped him, with present-day village inhabitants emerging as creative participants.”

The film has now been made available for all to view thanks to the generosity of the director, Matt Hulse, and was released on Youtube on midnight, 31stDecember to coincide with the UK’s official departure from the EU. We are really excited that filmmaker and director Matt Hulse will be joining us for the post film discussion, so make sure to tune in at 8.45pm!

The film includes subtitles.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

These films will be made available here, on this page at 8pm on Friday, 22ndJanuary 2021 at 7pm – please just re-fresh the page at the time and it will appear.

We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 8.45pm on Friday, 22ndJanuary.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/5dlkitxs

There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!

For more information contact katie@thestove.org.


Start here for a quick intro from our Reel to Real host, Katie Anderson:

The Film

Watch Dummy Jim here!

The Discussion

Let’s chat! Join us over on Crowdcast, sign up below:

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January 22
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Katie Anderson