WHAT’S ON

 


SAT 16 FEB – NORTH SIDE CINEMA

‘THE GLEANERS AND I’ (PG) 

7PM @ BELTANE HOUSE, PAPA WESTRAY
FREE ENTRANCE
BBFC INSIGHT infrequent mild bad language

Once again we’re taking West Side north to our friends in Papa Westray. Come and join us, and take part in the workshop earlier on in the day with photographic artist Rebecca Marr.

The Gleaners and I takes a compassionate look at a rarely considered subculture whose individualism resonates powerfully with director Agnès Varda’s humanistic approach.

Both a diary and a kind of extended essay on poverty, thrift and the curious place of scavenging in French history and culture. A documentary capturing the world of French gleaners who collect and make use of what others have discarded.


RE-IMAGINING PAPAY
A photomontage workshop with Rebecca Marr

KELP STORE PAPAY 2-4 PM
SAT 16 FEB
FREE ENTRY


SAT 23 FEB – ‘LUCKY’ (15) 

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

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Lucky is a bittersweet meditation on mortality, punctuating the career of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton.

LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut “Lucky”, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

 


SAT 09 MAR – SILENT DIVAS: ‘ASSUNTA SPINA’ (12A) with live score from THE BADWILLS

 

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

A KIND OF SEEING presents one of Italian cinema’s greatest ‘silent divas’ with live musical accompaniment performed by not-so-silent six-piece Italian folk band The Badwills.
Silent Divas: ASSUNTA SPINA is touring Scotland uncovering the hidden histories of women. This event will be supported by readings from local women writers to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Passion. Jealousy. Revenge. Join us for a rare silent Italian drama with a new live score by six-piece band The Badwills, followed by wild southern Italian folk dancing for all in Stromness Town Hall.  Assunta Spina (1915) stars Francesca Bertini, one of Italian cinema’s greatest ‘silent diva’ actresses smouldering on-screen as she’s torn between the men who can’t control her passions. Complementing the film’s striking Neapolitan backdrop this new score is co-commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival and A Kind of Seeing.  After the film, try out the traditional Southern Italian dances of pizzica and tammurriata with The Badwills’ furious live music.  Wear red for passion and have your tambourines at the ready!

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/313653446

 

This event is taking place as part of a Scottish tour supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations, and by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Creative Scotland.

http://www.akindofseeing.co.uk

Directors: Francesca Bertini & Gustavo Serena
Italy 1915 / Recommended 12+
Italian intertitles with English subtitles

 


SAT 23 MAR – ‘THE GUILTY’ (15)

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

Sleek, well-acted, and intelligently crafted, The Guilty is a high-concept thriller that wrings maximum impact out of a handful of basic – and effective – ingredients.

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. Director Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the police department, while Cedergren’s strong performance anchors the film and places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed yet well-intentioned mindspace.

 


SAT 06 APR – ‘SHOPLIFTERS’ (15)

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

Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Koreeda’s richly humanistic filmography.

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

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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