SAT 02 JUNE – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT very strong language, strong violence, sex references

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deftly balances black comedy against searing drama and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.

Over 100 festival wins including 5 x BAFTA and an OSCAR each for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

‘One of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded’ Roger Ebert

 

Orkney Wine Festival

A short reminder about tomorrow’s screening for Orkney Wine Festival with Kirkness & Gorie:

Doors will open the earlier time of 7 pm, with Orkney Camerata playing from 7:15 pm. The film show will start at 7:45 pm, with just a couple of trailers but no short film. This will allow a last orders after the film, with Orkney Camerata playing a last set.

Downstairs tickets are sold out. Lot’s of people are asking about balcony seats – they are £5 on the door but there is no access to the wine bar.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow…….

Orkney Wine Festival Screening – SOLD OUT

We’re now SOLD OUT for our Orkney Wine Festival screening this SAT 19 MAY.

If you still want to come to see the film and Orkney Camerata, we will be selling seats in the balcony for £5 (on the door). But please note this doesn’t give access to downstairs or the wine bar and deli delights. The balcony isn’t wheelchair friendly and is accessed by stairs. The seats are a little firmer than downstairs seating, so you might want to bring a cushion!

SAT 19 MAY – ORKNEY WINE FESTIVAL – ‘HUMAN CAPITAL’ (15) with ORKNEY CAMERATA

For the 6th year running we’re teaming up with Orkney Wine Festival for our ever popular night of wine, film, and music. And once again we’ll be setting up our STRANGELY DELICIOUS pop-up wine bar, this time mixing Italian with Argentinian.

And our evening will be supported by Orkney’s finest – Orkney Camerata, playing Piazzolla.

What’s the connection?

The film, HUMAN CAPITAL is based in Milan, and we’ll be welcoming winemaker Patrizia Baldini, all the way from Milan itself.

ORKNEY CAMERATA will play ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, the world’s foremost composer of tango music. Piazzolla was born in Argentina of Italian parents.

Perfetto! Perfecto!

Your ticket gets you a generous helping of deli delights.  Meanwhile, special guest Patrizia Baldini will be behind the Strangely Delicious bar, along with our regulars from Kirkness & Gorie, selling glasses and bottles of excellent Italian and Argentinean wine.

We’re limiting this event to 80 table tickets, so make sure you get yours in good time.
(Strictly 18 years and over for tickets)

Unreserved balcony seats available on the night @ £5 on the door

Doors open 7pm – Orkney Camerata followed by the film
£8 tickets in advance ensure tabled seating
On sale from 21 April
Available from Stromness Books & Prints 1 Graham Place, Stromness

and Kirkness & Gorie, 11 Broad Street, Kirkwall

HUMAN CAPITAL (15) 2015

A riveting and stylish modern day morality tale of class, greed and desire. With a lavish home and beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all. Meanwhile, real estate agent Dino Ossala struggles to maintain his family’s middle-class existence. As the destinies of both families become further entwined, a fateful accident sets in motion a chain of events, triggering dangerous consequences that will change their lives forever.

ORKNEY CAMERATA PLAY PIAZZOLLA
Tango in Stromness! This group of local musicians come together to pay homage to Astor Piazolla, whose steamy tango music is timeless and richly evocative.

 

SAT 05 MAY – THE FLORIDA PROJECT (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFCINSIGHT: strong language, sex references

A colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.

The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
‘Willem Dafoe’s richest, most lovable piece of work’. Time Out
 
‘Baker crafts one of the best and toughest films about childhood ever’. Rolling Stone
 
‘A film of small notes that combine to form something major’. Roger Ebert
 
‘Cements Baker’s status as one of the most innovative American directors working today’. IndieWire
 
‘A brilliant, buoyant, and ultimately heart-wrenching film’. Vulture
 

SAT 21 APRIL – RECORD STORE DAY – BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (U)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

 

20th Anniversary Screening

Celebrating Record Store Day


Optional Fancy Dress

Come dressed as your favourite Musician or Group – there will be great prizes from Grooves for best dressed!

Look out for the West Side Jukebox – we’re asking for your favourite records and we’ll play them on the night. Not only that, but they’ll also be playing in Grooves at The Old Library in Kirkwall. So dig out your old vinyl (or CD’s!) and let us know one of your all time favourites. Email us or get in touch on facebook or our website.


‘BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB’

Filmed in 1998 by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders, this documentary follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences.

West Side Jukebox

ON 21 April we’re celebrating Record Store Day with Grooves @ The Old Library, with a screening of ‘Buena Vista Social Club’, 20 years after it was filmed.

It’s optional fancy dress – for those of you who love dressing up, come along as your favourite musician or group, we’ll have some fantastic prizes from Grooves for the winners.

Also, for the first time, we’ll have the WEST SIDE JUKEBOX. Send us your all time favourite tune, and we’ll play it on the night. And if that’s not enough, they will also be played at Grooves!

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SAT 07 APR – I AM NOT A WITCH (12A)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour. Audacious and unforgettable, it showcases Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film. I Am Not A Witch garnered incredible praise from audiences and critics alike at the Cannes 2017 Directors’ Fortnight.

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

SAT 24 MAR – ‘LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD’ (PG)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start

£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

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Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq afer World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make? With Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell.
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SAT 10 MAR – ‘The Party’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFCINSIGHT: strong language, drug misuse

Old-fashioned charm meets sharp wit and modern social satire in The Party, a biting comedy carried by a shining performance from Patricia Clarkson.
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree.