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Cultural and Community Events
Saturday 7 August
4:00pm - 6:00pm
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830

Tickets $10

About this event

Taking place at in the Drama Room at the WPCC, Smokescreen brings Dubbo residents the opportunity to witness iconic and influential films from the history of cinema.

The theme for 2021 is ‘From the Playwright’s Desk’; films that were originally written for, and presented on the stage. Designed to take place in only a few locations, these ‘limited setting’ films bring the focus on the psychology of the characters. And in their confinement, there is little escape.

INHERIT THE WIND (1960) RATED G

Inherit the Wind is inspired by the famous Scopes Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee high-school teacher, John Scopes, was arrested and prosecuted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It was a violation of a state law prohibiting the teaching of any theory that denied the biblical account of divine creation. What ensues is a courtroom battle between those who believe the Bible is literally true and those who believe, as Spencer Tracy’s character puts it, that "an idea is a greater monument than a cathedral."

Starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly

Written by Jerome Laurence & Robert E. Lee and directed by Stanley Kramer.

Ticket price includes a complimentary standard drink for adults 18+ only at the Establishment Bar Dubbo following the film.

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Western Plains Cultural Centre
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