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La La Land screening 7.30pm on Saturday 17th June

We finish our spring/summer season with  box office smash La La Land. 

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Saturday 17th June

  • La La Land CERT 12A– screening 7.30pm – 9.45pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - La La Land

Part of the donations from the film will go to Balerno Theatre Company. 

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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Magnificent Seven screening at 7.30pm on Saturday 13th May

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Saturday 13th May

  • Magnificent Seven Cert 12A – screening 7.30pm – 9.45pm Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Magnificent Seven

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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Paper Planes screening at 2.30pm on Saturday 13th May

An imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Saturday 13th May

  • Paper Planes CERT U – screening 2.30pm – 4pm Ogston Hall, Balerno  Eventbrite - Paper Planes

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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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.

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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).