Dunbar Film will be showing two films at the beautifully refurbished West Barns Village Hall on Saturday 19 April as part of the John Muir Film Festival.
1.30pm. The Edge of the World (U)
Dir: Michael Powell (UK 1937) 1h12m
Cast: John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry, Kitty Kirwan, Finlay Currie.
The film that made Michael Powell’s reputation is a love story set on the remote island of Foula. Filmed on rocks and dizzying cliffs, it’s a landscape film par excellence – a rhapsodic vision of lives lived at the farthest extremes of nature and human society.
Pay on the door £4 (£10 family)
3.15pm. Grizzly Man (15)
Dir: Werner Herzog (USA 2005) 1h44m
Filmmaker Werner Herzog, perenially fascinated by obsession, here takes on the strange case of Timothy Treadwell, who spent 13 summers in Alaska living among grizzly gears and chronicling their lives on video. The animals he loved, however, were to be his downfall. (Contains strong language)
This year’s season kicks off on Friday, 25th Jan with
I’ve Loved You So Long
Quoting my colleague, Tadg:
“This film nearly made it onto our programme for last year. I can’t remember why we decided not to include it but over the year we have been watching how it has done with other film societies. The verdict has been universally positive with almost every one ranking it as their best film of the year. So, it became an obvious choice for our first film of the year.
If you want to have a look at the trailer it’s here I’ve Loved You So Long (Trailer) – YouTube
(it doesn’t give anything away)
Hopefully we will see you on Friday 25th at Hallhill (doors open 7:30, film begins at 8:00)”
We encourage and welcome all members, ex-members, and everybody else who simply want to pay 5 pounds for a ticket on the night!
Here is our film programme of the year, 2013 (a pdf file to download).
A summary of the films:
January I’ve Loved You So Long (12A) 2008, France, 117 mins (Subtitles)
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
February The Angel’s Share (15) 2012, UK, 101 mins
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to change. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his friends to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
March A Royal Affair (15) 2012, Denmark, 137 mins (Subtitles)
A young queen, married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – igniting a revolution that changes a nation forever.
April Searching For Sugar Man (12A) 2012, Sweden/UK, 86 mins
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.
May Lemon Tree (PG) 2008, Israel, 107 mins (Subtitles)
A Palestinian widow defends her lemon grove against the new Israeli Defence Minister who has moved in next door.
June The Intouchables (15) 2011, France, 112 mins (Subtitles)
After being seriously injured in a paragliding accident, a French aristocrat hires a young man from the Projects – the suburban slums of Paris – to be his carer.
August Moonrise Kingdom (12A) 2012, US, 94 mins
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town. Various factions turn the town upside down searching for them – which might not be such a bad thing.
September Babette’s Feast (U) 1987, Denmark, 102 mins (Subtitles)
A sternly protestant community in Denmark is scandalised by the sumptuous meal a mysterious French refugee organises to honour the pastor of their church.
October Laura (PG) 1944, US, 88 mins
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating. A rare chance to see this spellbinding classic on the big screen.
November North Face (12) 2008, Germany, 126 mins (Subtitles)
2 competing teams of climbers are forced to unite in a fight for their lives on the most dangerous mountain in Europe.
Ecco qua, un annuncio tardivo per il film trasmesso alla fine di Settembre! Il film e’ in Italiano con sotto titoli. La lentezza di questo film e’ la sua virtu’, sospeso tra documentario e film da ricerca.