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Slow West, James Horner, Inala Dance, Amber Photography

June 23rd, 2015

Episode 937 of 1502 episodes

With Kirsty Lang. Michael Fassbender stars in director John MacLean's first feature Slow West. He plays a hard-bitten bounty hunter who comes across a 16 year old Scottish boy trekking across the wild west in search of his true love. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh delivers her verdict. Inala is a performance piece combining music from South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and contemporary dance. Composers Ella Spira and Albert Mazibuko, choreographer Pietra Mello-Pittman and dancer Jacob O'Connell discuss the cross genre and cross cultural collaboration. Neil Brand marks the powerful contribution to film music of James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of the Titanic score, who has died. The Amber Film and Photography Collective came together in 1968 to collect documents of working class culture. Kirsty talks to Collective members, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Graeme Rigby about the group's first major retrospective. Presenter : Kirsty Lang Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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