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A superb event combining silent cinema with live music written and performed by multi-award-winning post-rock Scottish composer and songwriter RM Hubbert (aka Hubby), whose brand new guitar score was commissioned by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo’ness.

Legendary Soviet director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London for this tense Soviet Western. Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the others wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and summon the authorities, or to take the law into their own hands…

“R.M. Hubbert’s delicate guitar is a perfect soundtrack… Mesmerising” **** The Skinny

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with RM Hubbert.

Tickets £15/£12 (£10 for Gold Card holders)


The score for ‘By the Law’ was premiered at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in March 2017 and tours Scotland this summer and autumn supported by Film Hub Scotland. Screening material courtesy of Munich Filmmuseum.


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