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    Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:30 pm
    The Two Moronnies: One Last Hurrah


    Tim Wilcock and Les Morss are back again with a new long-awaited Two Moronnies show. Expect an irresistible mixture of  political satire, sketches and favourite songs from the likes of Flanagan and Allen, Flotsam and Jetsam and Noel Coward. And is this really the Last Hurrah? Come along and make sure it isn't! Entrance free but there will be a collection in aid of the Eastgate Theatre Peebles. More information from tdj.wilcock@gmail.com or lesmorss@carlops.ne

Pentland Film Society Friday 13th December

 

 

 

Pather Panchali

Dir: Satyvajit Ray, 1955, 119 mins, India, Cert U

Fresh as a daisy after all these years, Satyajit Ray’s 1955 spellbinder comes underpinned by a tumultuous Ravi Shankar sitar and paints a ground’s-eye portrait of life in an impoverished Bengali village.

This is a place where the thundering locomotives offer the promise of flight, where decrepit relatives take themselves quietly off to die, and where a child’s petty thievery emerges as a defiant act of self-empowerment. The first chapter in Ray’s fabled Apu trilogy, Pather Panchali was shot on the cheap, at weekends, with an untried crew. They rustled up a film that is at once intensely local and gloriously universal.

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