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.
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.
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
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.