What’s On

SAT 05 SEPT – ‘Nostalgia For The Light’ (12A)

with Orkney International Science Festival

Doors open 7.15 for a 7:45 start
£5 & £3 (under 16)
56 Nostalgia For The Light
We’re teaming up again with Orkney International Science Festival and tying in with their theme of LIGHT.
We’re delighted to welcome writer and one time astronomer Pippa Goldschmidt who will talk about her personal experiences of working at the European observatory in Chile in 1990, just at the end of the military regime, as well as reading some her poetry influenced by her time there.
High in Chile in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, astronomers from across the world observe the stars – and families of ‘the disappeared’ search for traces of their lost loved ones.
“A gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.”
Winner Best Documentary, Prix ARTE, European Film Academy Awards
Winner, Award of Merit in Film, 2012 Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Winner, Best Film, 2011 International Documentary Association (IDA)
Winner Best Documentary, 2010 Abu Dhabi Film Festival

SAT 19 SEPT – ‘Timbuktu’ (12A)

Doors open 7.15 for a 7:45 start
£5 & £3 (under 16)


Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.

  ‘Searing and brilliant. A passionate and visually beautiful film’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘Powerful, stunning… Sissako is a master’ – Jay Weissberg, VARIETY


‘Memorably magical and supremely honest’ – Geoff Andrew, SIGHT & SOUND

  ‘Full of life, irony, poetry… gorgeous’ – Tim Robey, THE TELEGRAPH

‘A mesmerising mix of mood and tone’ – Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES


Timbuktu is a political film in the way that The Bicycle Thief or Modern Times is a political film:
It feels at once timely and permanent, immediate and essential’ – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

SAT 03 OCT – ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’ (12A)

Doors open 7.15 for a 7:45 start
£5 & £3 (under 16)

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies. Indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible.

SAT 17 OCT – ‘Elle L’Adore’ (15)

Doors open 7.15 for a 7:45 start
£5 & £3 (under 16)
Muriel Bayen, a divorced beautician and mother of two, loves to tell stories. She is a huge fan of this singer Vincent Lacroix, in fact she is a dedicated fan. One day Vincent knocks on her door and asks for her help.
This drily comic French thriller marks the feature debut of writer-director Jeanne Herry, whose deceptively calm surfaces and psychologically nuanced characterizations prove her a worthy student of Claude Chabrol.

SAT 31 OCT – Halloween Special

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ (15)

Doors open 7.15 for a 7:45 start
£5 & £3 (under 16)

Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up which chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. 

★★★★★ Guardian   ★★★★ Time Out   ★★★★ Empire   ★★★★ Times   ★★★★ Independent  ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

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One thought on “What’s On

  1. Stephane Jaeger-Rouse says:

    Great choice of films; can you add us to your emailing list?

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