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The Hurricane Is Coming To Tolpuddle

posted May 2, 2014, 3:08 AM by

The story of Rubin 'The Hurricane' Carter inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and in memory of, Rubin Carter, who died on April 20th, the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival will be screening the Oscar nominated, The Hurricane, the 1999 biog picture directed by Norman Jewison and starring Denzel Washington.

"A mesmerizing drama about the potent force of small incremental doses of hope."

The festival is organised by volunteers and funded by numerous small donations from across the spectrum of our broadly left wing supporters.

We are still fund raising even as the event approaches, which is a bit scarey, so any help you can give will be much appreciated and anything from £5 upwards will make a real difference.

You can donate via Sponsume or donate directly via Paypal on our Donations page

The inaugural Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival will run alongside the main Tolpuddle Festival and launches with an exclusive pre-release screening of Still The Enemy Within and will be theming the festival on mining and Trade Unionism in honour of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Miners strike.

“I strongly support the idea of a Radical Film Festival at Tolpuddle. Films can bring in new ideas, new perspectives, new voices. As trade unionists we urgently need to re-examine our attitude to the existing parties. We need real political representation and to re-discover our militancy. Films that reflect struggles of working people can be a spur to action” Ken Loach

Yours Hopefully
Chris Jury & Reuben Irving
Festival Directors, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival

In memory of Tony Benn

posted Mar 14, 2014, 3:59 PM by R Irving

We are all very sad to hear the news of Tony Benn who died today. He will be sorely missed, but his healthy attitude to dying was as reassuring and refreshing as most of his thoughts on life. 

In a small coincidence he features in the trailer for the festival which was launched today. This may not be a particularly cosmic event but it does show how even on the day of his death his words, impact and memory are going to live on as part of a thriving movement.

The Festival is Launched

posted Mar 14, 2014, 3:47 PM by R Irving

Our first press release was issued today ready for the official press launch on Monday (see Press Page)

The Kickstarter campaign is open. 

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