WHAT’S ON

 


SAT 04 MAY – ORKNEY WINE FESTIVAL: ‘CITIZEN KANE’ (U)

For the 7th year running we’re teaming up with Orkney Wine Festival for our ever popular night of wine and film. And once again we’ll be setting up our STRANGELY DELICIOUS pop-up wine bar, this time with guest winemaker and blender Samantha Bailey.

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).

£5 tickets ensure tabled seating and access to the wine bar.
Advance Tickets available from 13 April:
Stromness Books & Prints 1 Graham Place, Stromness

Kirkness & Gorie, 11 Broad Street, Kirkwall

Unreserved balcony seats will be available on the night @ £5 on the door, but no access to the wine bar.

7 pm – Doors open and wine bar

7:45 – trailers followed by film.

 

CITIZEN KANE (U) 1941

Considered the greatest American film of the sound period, Orson Welles’s epic tale of a publishing tycoon’s rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film.

The newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, one of the richest and most powerful men in America if not the world, dies. A newspaperman digs into his past seeking the meaning of his enigmatic last word: “Rosebud.” He finds evidence of a child torn away from his family to serve Mammon. Grown into manhood, Charles Foster Kane becomes a newspaperman to indulge his idealism. He marries the niece of the man who will become President of the United States, and gradually assumes more and more power while losing more and more of his soul. Kane’s money and power does not bring him happiness, as he has lost his youthful idealism, as has the America he is a symbol for.

‘Citizen Kane is far and away the most surprising and cinematically exciting motion picture to be seen here in many a moon. As a matter of fact, it comes close to being the most sensational film ever made in Hollywood’. NY TIMES

‘What’s striking now is how utterly modern it is in structure’. TIMES

‘It can be classified as, in a number of aspects, one of the most arresting pictures ever produced’. LA TIMES

‘A film that gets better with each renewed acquaintance’. TIME OUT

‘Welles’ performance is nothing less than astonishing’. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

‘To revisit it now is still to marvel at its wit, audacity and sheer entertainment value’. LONDON EVENING STANDARD

‘There can hardly be anything left to say about Citizen Kane, now revived on the big screen, other than to comment on sublime moments’. GUARDIAN

 


SAT 18 MAY – ‘THE FAVOURITE’ (15)

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

The Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext – and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars.

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

 


SAT 01 JUNE – ‘FOXTROT’ (15)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT infrequent strong sexual images

Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that’s equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.

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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