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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. The evening will start with two shorts followed by the main feature.

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).

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Eye in the Sky screening 7.30pm on 25th February

In our February film Eye in the Sky, Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren star in Gavin Hood’s nail-biting thriller that explores the ethics of drone strikes.

Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Saturday 25th February

  • Eye in the Sky – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 9.15pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Eye in the Sky

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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Trolls screening 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 25th Febuary

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of ShrekTrolls stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.

Saturday 25th February

  • Trolls – CERT PG, 2.30pm to 4pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Trolls
  • Trolls – CERT PG, 4.30pm to 6pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Trolls 4.30pm screening (second screening added following large demand for this film)

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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Ghostbusters III screening 7.30pm Saturday 21st January

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Saturday 21st January

  • Ghostbusters III – CERT 12A, 7.30pm to 9.45pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Ghostbusters III

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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Finding Dory screening 2.30pm Saturday 21st January

We start 2017 with Finding Dory for our younger audience.

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

Saturday 21st January

  • Finding Dory – CERT U, 2.30pm to 4pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Finding Dory

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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Spotlight screening 7.30pm on Friday 20th January

Welcome back for 2017! Balerno Village Screen returns with Spotlight. Although a difficult subject matter, the film gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.

When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

Friday 20th January

  • Spotlight – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 9.40pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Spotlight

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).