Safe Place, Gilded Balloon at the Rose Theatre

Hopscotch Films

presents

Safe Place

at the Gilded Balloon at the  Rose Theatre (Studio)  midday, 13-28th August

Martine is a well-known feminist.  She’s written a newspaper article about how she feels she should offer shelter to a homeless person.  At four in the morning Rowan bangs on her door and Martine gives her a bed for the night. But Rowan is not what she seems, the political becomes the personal and Martine is in for a bumpy ride.

A timely drama exploring the tricky relationship between trans rights and feminism.

Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland on BBC2

BBC2 are showing 'Coming Oot! A Fabulous History of Gay Scotland' on Monday 7th August as part of its Gay Britannia series of programmes marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act. The act decriminalised sex between men in England and Wales but Scots would have to wait a further decade for the law to change. This programme celebrates the men and women who brought about a revolution in Scottish society to make it one of the most gay friendly countries in the world. 

BBC Storyville screens Accidental Anarchist

Look out for Accidental Anarchist on the small screen on Sunday 23rd July, BBC4 Storyville, 21:50. 

Find out how a high-flying diplomat and Middle East adviser lost his faith in western democracy and is exploring a new way in this Guardian interview. 

UK Premiere: Accidental Anarchist at Sheffield

Accidental Anarchist is having its UK premiere at Sheffield doc fest on June 13th at 12pm. After 14 years at the highest levels of the British Foreign Service, Carne Ross resigned over his country's lies about the Iraq war. He embarked on an extraordinary search for new forms of social and political organisation in America, Europe and, most remarkably, Syria. An inspiring journey into the possibilities of a better society.

For more information and tickets see Sheffield Doc/Fest website.

Brian Cox's Russia

Hopscotch is excited to announce our new 2 part documentary Brian Cox's Russia! Catch it on BBC2 Scotland Tuesday 18th and 25th April. 

Directed by Stephen Bennett 

Marking a hundred years since the Russian revolution, Hollywood actor Brian Cox travels to Russia to discover stories of Scots who made this vast country their own. 

Brian first spent time in Russia during the communist era. Brian taught theatre students at Moscow Arts Theatre for a scheme called Raising the Curtain. His time there gave Brian a life long passion for the country and now he travels back to meet the students and see the dramatic changes. 

Brian revisits the turbulent times of Russian history including the 1917 revolution, the Stalinist purges and the siege of Leningrad which created surprising bonds between our two countries. 

The series also covers three hundred years of shared history between Russia and Scotland, from the mercenary who helped shape Peter the Great's army, to the Scottish industrialist who introduced football to St Petersburg. It also celebrates the poetry of Lermontov and his 'Yearning' for the Scottish Highlands as well as the Russian passion for Robert Burns. 

Watch the trailer here