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Cinema

Rico: The Richard Demarco Story

Sat 30 Oct 2021

85mins

Richard Demarco CBE - the iconic art promoter who brought the biggest names to the Edinburgh Festival, yet at 91, is now in a race against time to save his incredible archive.

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UK Premiere

Acclaimed actor Brian Cox meets Richard Demarco CBE, the Scottish artist and iconic promoter, who across six decades has brought 1000s of artists to the Edinburgh Festival. He launched the careers of some of the most famous names in contemporary art, also bringing creatives from parts of the globe that many others would have ignored. Yet today, Demarco struggles to make ends meet and is out of favour with the modern art world.

The film is a "love letter" to the heyday of the Edinburgh Festival and also discusses how art has been commodified in society by dominant forces. How can society remedy the absence of art in the lives of those who feel excluded from either creating or owning art? Demarco wants to put this right before his final breath!

This film is eligible for The Audience Award


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Directed By
Dr Marco J Federici
Year Made
UK 2021

Booking Details

30 Oct - 3pm

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