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A Monster Calls screening at 7.30pm Friday 12th May

A Monster Calls deftly balances dark themes and fantastical elements to deliver an engrossing and uncommonly moving entry in the crowded coming-of-age genre.

And after the film we will be joined by Lewis McDougall who plays Conor in the film for a question and answer opportunity after the film. Liam_Neeson_Lewis_MacDougall_a_monster_calls_film_interview-

A piercing sadness runs through this impressive adaptation, by Patrick Ness, of his acclaimed young adult novel. You ache for Conor, the 13-year-old boy at the heart of the story, as he struggles to process bereavement. You will be likely to weep with him as he comes to terms with the loss of his mother. This emotional authenticity, the palpable pain in a remarkable central performance from Lewis MacDougall, is both the film’s main asset and a factor that makes it a tough sell. This is not just a film about grief; it’s a film that immerses you in grief’s journey (The Guardian)

Friday 12th May

  • A Monster Calls CERT 12A- screening 7.30pm – 21.30 St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno  Eventbrite - A Monster Calls

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

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Bridget Jones’ Baby screening at 7.30pm on Saturday 22nd April

Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

Saturday 22nd April

  • Bridget Jones’ Baby CERT 15 –screening 19.30pm – 21.25 St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Bridget Jones’ Baby

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne screening 7.30pm Saturday 22nd April

Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne who then went under and now works with a man who’s a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA’s black ops. So Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He then orders Parsons be found and hopefully Bourne too.

Saturday 22nd April

  • Jason Bourne CERT 12A – screening 19.30pm – 21.24 Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Jason Bourne

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

Moana

Moana screening 2.30pm on Saturday 22nd April

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fishermen can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.

Saturday 22nd April

  • Moana CERT PG – screening 14.30pm – 16.25 St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Moana

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

Paterson

Paterson screening 7.30pm on Friday 21st April

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey–they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Friday 21st April

  • Paterson CERT 15 – screening 7.30pm – 21.30 St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Paterson

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

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Bicycle Thieves screening 7.30pm on Friday 16th June

For the fifth year running Balerno Village Screen is partnering with the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling to bring you a night of cycling related films and for the first time – a cycling sprint time trial! The evening will start with two shorts followed by the main feature. And we are also running the Giro d’Italia  #RaceToBiella a bicyle sprint simulator in association with Menabrea.

Running order for the event is as follows:
  • menabrea6.30 to 7.30pm: Opportunity to record your fastest sprint time with the Giro d’Italia #RaceToBiella simulator (those fast enough will win a complimentary Menabrea beer)
  • 7.35 The Man Who Lived on His Bike
  • 7.40 Everesting Swain’s The Ascent
  • 7.50  Bicycle Thieves
  • 9.30 End
The films:

We start with The Man Who Lived on His Bike. It’s difficult to imagine someone living, eating, sleeping and438103014_1280x960 even washing clothes on a bicycle for over a year. But that’s exactly what French artist and copyeditor Guillaume Blanchet from Montreal has done. He even cooked his own food and flirted with women, while perched on the narrow bicycle seat. This 3 minute film depicts Blanchet’s life on the bicycle.

Mat Ilic Everesting Swains Vimeo still_0Our second short is Everesting Swain’s The Ascent, a short film documenting Mat Ilic’s attempt to Everest the notorious Swain’s Lane in North London.

Our main feature is Bicycle Thieves (in Italian with subtitles)- this landmark Italian neorealist drama became one of the best-known and most widely acclaimed European movies, including a special Academy Award as “most outstanding foreign film” seven years before that Oscar category existed. Lamberto Maggiorani plays Antonio, an unemployed man who finds a coveted job that requires a bicycle. When it is stolen on his first day of work, Antonio and his young son Bruno (Enzo Staiola) begin a frantic search, learning valuable lessons along the way.

One of the great, perfect crystalisations of a specific point in time into a particular film, this is one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever.  David Parkinson, Empire

Friday 16th June

  • Bicycle Thieves CERT U, The Man Who Lived on His Bike and The Ascent all screening 7.30pm – 9.30pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno (screening as part of Edinburgh Festival of Cycling)  Eventbrite - Bicyle Thieves

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

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Pete’s Dragon screening at 2.30pm on Saturday 25th March

Parents will love this sweet throwback Disney film, and their kids will be enchanted by Pete and his friendly dragon. 

After his parents die in a car accident, toddler Pete is raised in the woods by a big friendly dragon. Six years later, their happy existence is upended when people from the local town discover Pete (Oakes Fegley) and try to take him back to civilisation.

Saturday 24th March

  • Pete’s Dragon – CERT PG, 2.30pm to 4.15pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Pete's Dragon

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

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Captain Fantastic screening 7.30pm on Friday 24th March

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Saturday 24th March

  • Captain Fantastic – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 21.35pm, Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Captain Fantastic

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

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The Breakfast Club screening 7.30pm Friday 24th February

Our Friday night film goes right back to the 1980s with The Breakfast Club.  Chosen by pupils at Balerno High School the night will be run by the school media students with monies raised on the night going to Team Jak – a charity set up in Livingston at the request of inspirational teenager Jak Trueman following his own journey with childhood cancer.

The film, written and directed by John Hughes is the quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. “When you grow up, your heart dies,” Allison proclaims in one of the film’s many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Ravi

Friday 24th February

  • The Breakfast Club – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 9.10pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - The Breakfast Club

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help) or ask Miss Todd at Balerno High School.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople screening 7.30pm Saturday 25th March

robbie griffith parkourWe’ve added a late addition to Saturday night’s films – the short  Choose Parkour. It stars 16-year-old Parkour prodigy Robbie Griffith, who runs, jumps and somersaults around Edinburgh’s city centre landmarks. Choose Parkour, also updates the famous monologue narrated by Ewan McGregor’s character Renton.

Our main feature is Hunt for the Wilder People. Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

Saturday 25th March

  • Choose Parkour & Hunt for the Wilder People – CERT 12A, 7.30pm to 21.15pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Hunt for the Wilderpeople

This film is a fundraiser for Wildfire Explorer Scouts who are fundraising to buy kayaks. The group, which is based in Balerno, is made up of 14 – 18yr olds who meet up on Friday evenings to enjoy activities that can range from traditional wildfire cooking through to learning how to knit. The group currently use kayaks that belong to the 51st Balerno Scout Groupbut these kayaks are typically sized for cubs and scouts and to allow us to participate in more adventurous trips they need bigger kayaks and other necessary equipment. More information about them is available via this page.

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 via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).