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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).