What’s On

SAT 02 MAY – ‘Prince Avalanche’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 under 16’s


Prince Avalanche.tiny

An ‘odd couple’ of sorts, introspective and stern Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer of 1988 repainting the traffic lines on a desolate country highway where the surrounding areas have been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. Funny, meditative and at times surreal.

★★★★ ‘Light, very funny, and gorgeously scored’. Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year’. Time Out
★★★★ ‘A wise and witty slow-motion road trip that catches the sun’. Empire

SAT 16 MAY –

‘Elizabeth Hobbs: Animated Tales’

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5/£3 under 16 on the door

Lizzy Hobbs

We welcome multi-award winning animator Elizabeth Hobbs to Stromness for an ‘In Conversation’ screening, looking at her career in animation. Elizabeth will also be running a workshop, free and open to all ages.

Elizabeth Hobbs is a visual artist with a background in printmaking and artist’s books. For the last 12 years she has been making technically challenging and absorbing animated films. Elizabeth often uses little known or unused techniques to create whimsical and gripping films. She has won many awards along the way, including the prestigious Mclaren Award For Best New British Animation at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A part of Elizabeth’s practice is creating animation with young people and running workshops in museums and galleries.  She also teaches animation part time at Anglia Ruskin University.

Come and join Elizabeth, hear her talk about her career and see some of her influences and creations along the way.

Earlier in the day ………………..

Flipbook Challenge Workshop

This FREE, open to all ages workshop will be great fun and a chance to get your creation onto the big screen. Elizabeth Hobbs will guide you through the techniques for creating flipbook style animations, and the results will be shown as part of the evening performance ‘Animated Tales’ @ West Side Cinema.

There will be two workshops:


10am – 12 noon

1pm – 3pm

@ Stromness Community Centre, Church Road, Stromness

Booking is essential:

Contact us here to book your place

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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