You will find our new programme here: 2015 Programme Master Final
The first film of our 2015 programme is Nebraska. A black and white road trip drama from the writer of About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings.
You can watch the trailer here
Friday 30th January
Doors & Bar 7.30
Film begins at 8.00
In the House (15) 2012, France 1hr 45 mins. (subtitles)
A sixteen-year old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student and writes about it in essays for his teacher unleashing an unstoppable series of events.
“Dark, tense, and wryly funny, In the House is brilliantly directed by François Ozon and features fine performances from its talented cast.”
Friday 28th November
Doors & Bar 7.30
Film @ 8.00
Friday 31st October
Doors & Bar 7.30
Film @ 8.000
A “brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China” (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), “one of the best and most important directors in the world” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.
“One of modern cinema’s finest love stories, Before Midnight is essentially a film about people talking. But, when the talk’s this good, this absorbing and revealing and witty and true, who’s going to complain?”
Philip Kemp, Total Film
Friday 29th August @ Hallhill, Dunbar
Doors & Bar 7.30
Film begins @ 8.00
A band of bullfighting dwarves save the life of a young woman suffering from amnesia.
A astonishing take on the Snow White story set in 1920s Seville.
Watch the trailer here
Blancanieves (12) 2012, Spain, 1hr 44mins (Silent)
Friday 27th June
Doors & Bar 7.30, Film starts at 8.00pm
Last night (Monday 16th) we held the first ever DAFTAs – the award ceremony for the Dunbar Civic Week Short Film Competition.
More than 80 people came along to West Barns Village Hall to watch the shortlisted films and vote for their favourites.
And the winners are…
Tea and Biscuits by Ruaridh Page and Ellen Stewart. A hilarious send up by two eight year olds of what grown ups talk about when they get together for a cup of tea.
Summer Days by Caitlin Letch. A beautifully put together music video that really impressed the judges with its subtle, hypnotic editing evoking dreamy summer days.
A Most Unusual Boy by Fraser Stewart. A very professionally made film with a great idea at its core – John Muir as an old man meets his younger self in modern day Dunbar.
Competition was fierce in the under 12 category with a wonderful stop motion animation by a group of 7 year olds from Belhaven Hill School – The Six Brave Vikings – coming a close second.
All the winners were presented with DAFTA clapperboard trophies and free sessions on the Foxfall Ropes Course at Foxlake by James Barbour of Foxlake Adventures.
Just click on the film titles to watch the films.
Or you can see all the entries to the competition by visiting our Vimeo channel here.
For Civic Week, we will be turning the beautifully refurbished West Barns Village Hall into a cinema for the day.
To accompany the films there will be tea, coffee, cake and biscuits on sale in the hall from 9.45 – 2.30pm.
The West Barns Inn (just across the road) will be doing a lunch special for film goers with soup and bread for just £2. Or, if you fancy something more substantial they are offering 1 course (with various delicious options to choose from) for £5.50. More details here
MUD (130 mins, Cert 12A)
Tea and coffee and cake and biscuits from 9.45. The film begins at 10.15am
A brilliant fim starring Mathew McConaughey and Reece Witherspoon. You can watch the trailer here.
Though all are welcome, this is a special Big Scream event aimed at parents and guardians with babies under 1 year old.
Its a chance to see one of the best films of last year in a safe and comfortable environment for you and your baby. No need to find a babysitter or worry about causing a disturbance. Low lights will be left on in the auditorium and nappy changing facilities are available.
Tickets available on the door: Adults £4 (£3 concession) Babies are free!
Captain Phillips (134 mins Cert 12A)
Tea and coffee and biscuits and cake from 2.00pm. The film will start at 2.30pm
If you missed this great film in the cinema now is your chance to see it on the big screen.
You will find the trailer here
Tickets available on the door: Adults £4 (£3 concessions) Children £2
and in the evening….
Doors open 6.00 ceremony begins at 6.30pm
A free family event!
Your chance to see all the films entered in this years DAFTA short film competition followed by the announcement of the winners and presentation of the prizes and tropies.
12 Years A Slave
(134 minutes, Cert. 15)
Doors 8.00pm Film begins at 8.30pm.
This is the sort of film that is so much more powerful when seen in a cinema with an audience. So if you haven’t seen it, have only seen it on DVD or want to see it in a cinema again this is your chance.
How to get to West Barns Village Hall
There is free parking in the West Barns Village Hall car park.
The Hall is also easily accessible by bus. You will find details of all the relevant timetables here
There are steps (5 with handrails both sides) between the car park and the hall. The kerb is dropped on thee road at the hall’s front entrance. All the facilities of the hall are on a single level and there is wheelchair access throughout including the toilets. All the seating is movable and there is no need to give advance notice if you are a wheelchair user. However, if there is anything you would like to discuss please get in touch. You can email us here.
The hall is not fitted with hearing loop equipment.
Foxlake Adventures have donated some brilliant prizes to the DAFTA short film competition. Winners will receive free passes for a session on the amazing Foxfall Ropes Course at Foxlake in Dunbar.
Foxfall is where GoApe meets Total Wipeout and is unlike any other ropes course challenge in the UK, no safety harness, just the water looming below.
It is a great prize and if you haven’t seen it, you should really check out this short film so you can see what a fantastic fun experience it is.
The competition closes on Friday 30 May so there is still time to enter. Entry is free and open to all ages.
If you win a BAFTA all you get is a trophy. If you win a DAFTA not only do you get a fabulous trophy, you also get the chance to navigate a giant spider’s web like Bilbo in the Hobbit, cross rope bridges like Indiana Jones then deal with flying surf boards, tackle sliding fenders ending with a giant splash into the water on a zip line like James Bond!