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Bicycle Thieves

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.

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, 7.30pm to 9pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno (online ticketing available from April 17)

We are trying to source two further shorts to be screened before the feature so the event may run until 9.45pm. Additional details will be provided on this page once confirmed.

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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Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist screening 7.30pm on Friday 17th June

Our Friday night films form part of of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling which runs from the 9th to the 19st of June so there is a distinct cycling flavour.

Our main feature is Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist plus before the main feature we have two short films.

The big screen premier of The World’s First Bicycle – a quintessentially Scottish tale brings the story of Dumfries-shires Kirkpatrick Macmillan to life.

pinarelloThen continuing the Rising from Ashes story from last year we are also screening Fastest Woman in Africa – Rwanda’s First Female Cyclist a short documentary (15 minutes) about Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu who is the only woman on Rwanda’s national cycling team, based at the Africa Rising Cycling Centre (ARCC).

And 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.heverlee witte beer

The main feature is Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist: In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions, the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap hotel room, from acute cocaine poisoning. He had been an addict for five years. This is the story of the tragic battles fought by the most important Italian cyclist of his generation; man verses mountain, athlete verses addiction, Marco Pantani verses himself.

Friday 17th June

  • Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist – CERT 15, The World’s First Bicycle & Fastest Woman in Africa – Rwanda’s First Female Cyclist, 7.30pm to 9.50 pm,  St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (screening in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling running from 9 – 19th June)

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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Rising from Ashes screening 7.30pm on Fri 19th June

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.heverlee witte beer

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.

And before the feature screening we will also screen Danny MacAskill’s brilliant short The RidgeDanny-Mac

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 Eventbrite - Rising from Ashes

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.

Janapar – Love on a Bike

janapar-ogp-imageBefore we break for the summer, our final screening of our first season will be the brilliant Janapar – Love on a Bike screening at 7.30pm on Sunday 23rd June.

This amazing true story follows Tom Allen on his 13,000 mile trip in which he meets and falls in love with a beautiful Armenian-Iranian girl.  He persuades her to join him on his cycle marathon and Janapar – the Armenian word for “journey” – is a reminder of how a bicycle can be a means of escape.

It’s a combination of amazing adventure and inspiring love story.  The film was premiered at the Raindance Festival in London and is now showing at venues around the UK.  And in this Balerno Village Screen special screening you will get the chance to meet the bicycle man himself Tom Allen in a question and answer session that follows the film.

A fantastic Sunday evening viewing right on your doorstep.

Balerno Village Screen is a free community cinema funded by donations. We are incurring additional costs on this screening so please provide a donation at the screening to help us cover our costs. The film is being screened in association with the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.

All tickets are fully subscribed so far but we are reallocating any cancelled tickets to those on the waiting list. If you do have a ticket and can no longer attend please return it and we will do our best to reallocate it. For more information about tickets please visit our tickets page.