Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing with Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game.

The Imitation Game screening 7.30pm Sat 23 May

Our Saturday night feature stars Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Games.

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Written by Studio Canal

Saturday 23rd May

  • The Imitation Game CERT 12A, 7.30pm to 8.50pm St Joseph’s Hall Eventbrite - The Imitation Game

Balerno Village Screen is 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.  We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Tickets are also available from the Mill Cafe or the Balerno Post Office. Please ask if any tickets are still available.

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Paddington screening 4pm Sat 23rd May

Our kids offering for May is the delightful and hilarious Paddington.

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. Written by Marmalade Films

Saturday 23rd May

  • Paddington CERT PG,  4pm to 5.35pm, St Joseph’s Hall Eventbrite - Paddington

Balerno Village Screen is 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.  We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Tickets are also available from the Mill Cafe or the Balerno Post Office. Please ask if any tickets are still available.

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God Help the Girl screening 7.30pm on Fri 22nd May

Our Friday film for May is the delicious dreamy Glasgow-set musical God Help the Girl. It is an independent film starring Emily Browning (Pompeii), Hannah Murray (Skins) and Olly Alexander (lead singer of Years and Years) and was honored with a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.

In God Help the Girl, writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was between records and tours as lead singer of Belle & Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow’s West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance. (c) Amplify

 

Friday 22nd May

  • God Help the Girl CERT 15,  7.30pm to 9.05pm St Joseph’s Hall Eventbrite - God Help the Girl

Balerno Village Screen is 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.  We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Tickets are also available from the Mill Cafe or the Balerno Post Office. Please ask if any tickets are still available.

 

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Mr. Turner screening 7.30pm Sat 25 April

Mr. Turner CERT 12A is screening on at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th April at 7.30pm.

The film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Saturday 25th April

  • Mr. Turner CERT 12A, screening 7.30pm to 10pm, St Joseph’s Hall Eventbrite - Mr. Turner Before the screening for Mr. Turner we will be joined by Frank & Stewart from folk band Holm who will be performing from 7 to 7.30pm. We encourage you to come down early and enjoy the music – described as Atmospheric Americana with a European avant-garde twist.

Our screenings are free to attend – we are funded by donations. Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.

 

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The Boxtrolls screening 2.30pm Sat 25 April

The Boxtrolls CERT PG is screening at 2.30pm on Saturday 25th April.

‘The Boxtrolls has more humour than heart, but should please adults and children alike’, Anna Smith, The Telegraph.

The Boxtrolls are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of a city called Cheesebridge. The story is about a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher. When Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to venture above ground and “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save The BoxTrolls family. The film is based upon the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

Saturday 25th April

  • The Boxtrolls CERT PG, screening 2.30pm to 4.05pm, St Joseph’s Hall  Eventbrite - The Boxtrolls

Our screenings are free to attend – we are funded by donations. Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.

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We Are the Best! screening 7.30pm Fri 24 April

We Are the Best! is screening at 7.30pm on Friday 24th of April. It won the best film at the Tokyo Film Festival and nominated for various awards and receivies a 97% rating on rotten tomatoes. Please also note this film is subtitled.

We Are the Best! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara (Mira Grosin) and her best friend Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause.

Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne) as the third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different. (c) Magnolia

Friday 24th April

  • We Are the Best! CERT 15, screening 7.30pm to 9.15pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - We Are the Best

Our screenings are free to attend – we are funded by donations. Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe in the St Joseph’s Centre.

 

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October films for Balerno Music Festival

Preparations for the EIGHTH Balerno Music Festival are well underway and there will be a wide variety of musical events coming to the village this autumn. As part of the festival, Balerno Village Screen will be screening Whiplash, Into the Woods and Northern Soul.

Tickets can be reserved via the booking buttons below or you can get them directly from the Music Festival.

Friday 2nd October

  • Whiplash CERT 15 , 7.30pm to 9.20pm, Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Whiplash

Saturday 10th October

  • Into the Woods CERT PG,  2pm to 4.05pm, Ogston Hall, BalernoEventbrite - Into the Woods
  • Northern Soul CERT 15,  7.30pm to 9.15pm, Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Northern Soul

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

j.forster43@virginmedia.com

flesleyhenderson@hotmail.com

 

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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.

Community Cinema – Free Admission – Funded by Donations