The Sunday Intertitle: It’s…

Today I’ll be writing programme notes for Hippfest 2021, an online event this year in prep for next year’s hotly anticipated physical return to the Bo’ness Hippodrome. You can get tickets here.

Some parts of the programme haven’t been announced yet but I can tell you that one of my assignments is CHESS FEVER, that delirious exploration of the deleterious effects of a certain board game. I was going to write all the grim stuff I found out researching the film and which I don’t want to put in the notes because the accompanying test for a comedy should be somewhat lighthearted, but why should I spoil your day? So instead:

A kitten in every jacket sleeve by 1925 was one of the lesser-known codicils of the Five-Year Plan.

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