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Young @ Heart screening Friday 21st August

Earlier this year we were all very saddened by the passing of our dear friend and supporter Louise Duncan.

To celebrate Louise’s life and vigour, and to raise money for the charity that did so much for her in her last months, Marie Curie, Derek and friends are organising a fun action packed weekend in August called ‘Run for Me – Dance for Me – Think of Me’.

Part of this weekend will include a film screening from Balerno Village Screen in the shape of Young @ Heart.  All net proceeds from the screening will go to Marie Curie in memory of Louise.

The film documents the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs, for example, by James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they have toured Europe and sang for royalty, this account focuses on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town, which succeeds in spite of several real heart breaking events.

Friday 21st August

  • Young @ Heart CERT PG, 6.15pm to 8pm, venue changed to Balerno Parish Church, Balerno Eventbrite - Young at Heart (part of Run for Me - Dance for me weekend) (doors open 15 minutes in advance) – please note if tickets are ‘sold out’ when you try and book please check back the day before the event to see if any have become available from cancellations).

In this video you can also watch Louise talking about her support for BVS

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.

Tickets are also available via The Mill Cafe and Balerno Post Office.

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief screening 2.30pm Sat 20th June

Our Saturday afternoon film comes from Percy Jackson series and has been requested by Dean Park Primary School’s P5s.

A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

Saturday 20th June

  • Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief CERT PG, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, St Joseph’s Hall Eventbrite - Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

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.

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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.

God Help the Girl

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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Rising from Ashes screening 7.30pm on Fri 19th 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.

The normal BVS experience will be enhanced by the Heverlee Witte bike caddy team who will be on hand with a complimentary cold beer.  Heverlee Witte (pronounced Vi-tte) is a seasonal  wheat beer brewed with orange peel, reminiscent of beers traditionally enjoyed in summertime in Belgium. It  is medium bodied and slightly fruity in flavour, with top notes of citrus orange and hints of cloves and other aromatic spices.heverlee witte beer

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 RidgeDanny-Mac

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.

For those cycling to the film, can you let us know in advance so we can plan for bike storage if required. There are some bike stands at the foot of Balerno Main Street.

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The Theory of Everything screening 7pm 20th June

Our final film for spring/summer season is The Theory of Everything.  The film stars Eddie Redmayne who won Best Actor at the BAFTAs for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking and the biopic also won the awards for Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay.

Saturday 20th June

  • The Theory of Everything CERT 12A,  7pm to 9.05pm, St Joseph’s Hall  Eventbrite - The Theory of Everything

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.

 

Community Cinema – Free Admission – Funded by Donations