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The Florida Project, 30 June 2018

This sounds like a fab film, I hope everyone can make it this month!
“The firecracker story of a six-year-old girl, her friends and single mother in a scuffed motel outside Walt Disney World in Orlando.” – Danny Leigh, The Guardian.
June 29th, 7.30 at the Hallhill Sports centre in Dunbar, show starts promptly at 8.

Fire at Sea – Friday 25th May

In this stellar documentary, Gianfranco Rosi contrasts the lives of the desperate thousands landing on the shores of a Sicilian island with the everyday existence of the locals.
An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes […]

The Salesman Friday 27th April

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant.

The director Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar in a row for this film ( the first was for […]

The Death of Stalin Friday 30th March

[ March 30, 2018; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they […]

Bicycle Thieves Friday 23rd February

 
“Bicycle Thieves” is so well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness.
Given an honorary Oscar in 1949, routinely voted one of the greatest films of all time, revered as one of the foundation […]

Moonlight Friday 26th January

[ January 26, 2018; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
“In these uncertain times, we need storytellers who can turn a tale of conflict and hardship into a symphony of love and friendship that endures through all the pain. I doubt that I will see a better film than ‘Moonlight’ this year.”   

 
Our first film of 2018 is Moonlight
 

“A coming-of-age story about a young man from […]

Little Men 24 Nov

[ November 24, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This painful, complex, beautifully acted and inexpressibly sad drama from Ira Sachs is about something that looms large in real life, but never usually gets acknowledged in the movies in any but the vaguest way – banal, undignified embarrassment over money, and the deadly serious damage this causes.

This film is very different from the general run of […]

Under The Shadow (15)

[ October 27, 2017; 12:30 am to 10:00 pm. ] “Focusing on a mother and daughter besieged by forces both worldly and otherwise in a Tehran apartment block, Under the Shadow presents a gripping portrait of an independently spirited woman shackled by sharia law who becomes more scared of the demonic forces tormenting her daughter than of the lashes threatened by her rulers or of fire falling […]

Notes on Blindness

[ September 29, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] A poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation which documents one man’s journey into a world beyond sight.

You will find a great review of the film here.

You can watch the trailer here.

Notes on Blindness
(U)2016, UK 90 mins
Friday 29th September
Hallhill
Doors and Bar 7.30
Film starts at 8.00

Son of Saul

[ August 25, 2017; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This month’s film is Son of Saul.  Rotten Tomatoes summed it up like this – Grimly intense yet thoroughly rewarding, Son of Saul offers an unforgettable viewing experience and establishes director László Nemes as a talent to watch.

You can watch the trailer here.

Son of Saul (15)

Hungary, 105 mins, Subtitles

Friday 25th August at Hallhill

Doors and Bar 7.30

Film starts […]

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