Rising from Ashes screening 7.30pm on Fri 19 June

Our screening of Rising from Ashes on Friday 19th June is part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling which runs from the 11th to the 21st of June.  We are delighted to be part of the festival for the 2nd year running and our Friday has a cycling flavour.

Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.

The film has received some fantastic reviews and has won a host of awards.

And before the feature screening we will also screen Danny MacAskill’s brilliant short The Ridge.

Friday 19th June

  • Danny MacAskill’s ‘The Ridge‘ 10 minute short followed by Rising from Ashes, 7.30pm to 9.10pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Rising from Ashes

For those new to Balerno Village Screen – we are a community cinema free to attend and funded by donations. We ask that you reserve a free ticket in advance (via the button above) to help us manage numbers. There are no reservation or booking fees. We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Fairtrade in Balerno

Thank you to Lesley Henderson for talking to us tonight about Fairtrade activity in Balerno.

We showed the trailer for the Fair Trade Matters campaign – the full video is available below.

Please get in touch with Lesley if you and/or your organisation would like to know more, and/or to help FairTrade to thrive in Balerno. Fresh ideas and new people always most welcome.

Contact Lesley Henderson or Jane Forster





Sad News: Louise Duncan

We are all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Louise Duncan on Tuesday.

Louise was keen that the church reach out to the community.  She made it possible for BVS to exist.  She backed us 100% in our efforts to provide a community cinema that included people of all faiths and none. We would not be here without her. Aside from her religious and pastoral work of which others will no doubt speak, I would also like to point out that of the many clergy men and women I have met over the years she was the all time best dancer. I doubt very much whether I will meet someone like her again.

Thank you Louise you will be hugely missed.
From Martin and the team at BVS.

The funeral is at 1pm on Saturday 28th Feb at the church and halls, then onto the High School concourse for the wake. All are welcome including kids.

Pride screening 7.30pm Sat 14th March

Pride is screening at 7.30pm on Saturday 14th March.

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Saturday 14th March

  • Pride CERT 15, screening 7.30pm to 9.30pm, St Joseph’s Hall Eventbrite - Pride

Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.


Marvellous screening 7.30pm on Friday 13th March

Our March screening weekend starts at 7.30pm on Friday 13th with Marvellous.

Neil Baldwin, born just after World War II, is considered to have learning difficulties but he has an appetite for life and, encouraged by his mother Mary, leaves his butchery job to join the circus as Nello the Clown, being undaunted when the circus moves on without him. He moves to Keele University, where Mary has a cleaning job, appointing himself the unofficial greeter to new students, a role rewarded by an honorary degree in 2013. He also gets to manage its unofficial football team, named after him, and in 1992 talks his way into becoming the kit man and mascot of his beloved football team Stoke City.

For Neil there are no boundaries – his interest in religion leads to his becoming a lay preacher whilst he presents himself at the House of Commons for tea with MP Tony Benn and at Cambridge University, where he strikes up a friendship with Prince Andrew, which results in his being on the queen’s Christmas card list. With his indomitable attitude overcoming early set-backs and the death of his beloved mother for Neil life is – marvellous. Written by don @ minifie-1

Friday 13th March

  • Marvellous CERT 12,  7.30pm to 9pm, St Joseph’s Hall  Eventbrite - Marvellous

Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.


Danny MacAskill: The Ridge 6 & 7th February

Thanks to Cut Media we are delighted to screen Danny MacAskill’s brilliant new video The Ridge at Balerno Village Screen on 6 & 7th February.

For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.

No tickets required for this as we will screen The Ridge at each of our February screenings.

If you don’t fancy our main features but would like to see The Ridge on the Big Screen add a comment below or contact us via social media/email- if we get enough interest we will try and add a separate Ridge screening early Saturday evening.

Danny has done well since the 2009 Balerno Gala



What We Did on Our Holiday screening 7.30pm Saturday 7th February

From the creators of the hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered – What We Did on Our Holiday CERT 12A is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family.

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability…


Saturday 7th February

  • What We Did on Our Holiday CERT 12A, 7.30 – 9pm, St Joseph’s Centre Eventbrite - What We Did on Our Holidays

Our February features will be preceded by Danny MacAskill’s brilliant new video The Ridge.

Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.


Mr Peabody & Sherman screening 2.30pm Saturday 7th February

Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius…who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet – being a parent. Written by Juan Diaz


Saturday 7th February

  • Mr Peabody & Sherman CERT U,  2.30 – 4pm, St Joseph’s Centre,Eventbrite - Mr Peabody & Sherman

Our February features will be preceded by Danny MacAskill’s brilliant new video The Ridge.

Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.


Boyhood screening 7.30pm Friday 6th February

Our February screening weekend starts at 7.30pm on Friday 6th February with Boyhood CERT 15 which receives a 5 star rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue.

Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (c) Sundance Film Fest

Friday 6th February

  • Boyhood CERT 15,  7.30 – 10.15pm St Joseph’s Centre Eventbrite - Boyhood

Our February features will be preceded by Danny MacAskill’s brilliant new video The Ridge.

Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office and the Mill Cafe.

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