Hippodrome celebrates filmmaker Mark Cousins

Hippodrome Theatre, Bo'ness
Hippodrome Theatre, Bo'ness

The Hippodrome is excited to be part of filmmaker Mark Cousins’ and Filmhouse’s curated touring film season The Cinema of Childhood, introducing to British audiences films which have rarely or never before been screened in the UK.

The Cinema Of Childhood season launched on April 11th at Filmhouse, BFI Southbank, and other key venues across the UK and will tour the UK for a year, showcasing seventeen brilliant films from twelve countries, spanning seven decades.

Part of the season includes screenings of Cousins’ film, A Story of Children and Film, on Sunday 25th and Thursday 29th May, the world’s first movie about kids in global cinema. It is a passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness, and stroppiness as seen through 53 amazing films from 25 countries, celebrating both childhood and the movies.

The poster for A Story of Children and Film is itself unique, a giant black and white outlined colouring-in sheet for children to colour in for display at their local cinema. The Hippodrome teamed up with children from Bo’ness Public Primary School to get their own film poster customised with the colouring-in of local children, producing a totally unique and fun piece of work.