Tag Archives: December 2017

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Elf screening 4pm on Saturday 23rd December

Our festive movie this year is Elf . The film will run for the same duration of It’s a Wonderful Life so parents can choose if they wish to book tickets for both films.

The film is all about Buddy – a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.

Saturday 23rd December

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 from the Mill Cafe or the Balerno Post Office. Please ask if any tickets are still available.

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The Big Sick screening 7:30pm on Saturday 2nd December

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

Mark Kermode calls it “the year’s most likably unlikely romcom”.

Saturday 2nd December:

  • The Big Sick CERT 15 – screening 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Ogston Hall, Balerno  Eventbrite - The Big Sick (doors open 30 minutes in advance)

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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India’s Daughter screening 5pm on Sunday 3rd December

Our final film of our screening weekend is the very hard hitting documentary India’s Daughter which is about the life Meryl-and-me-NYand death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.

We are greatly honoured to be joined by the hugely respected filmmaker, actress, director, producer and human rights activist Leslee Udwin who is introducing the film and taking questions after the film.  We are really looking forward to welcoming Leslee to our community cinema.

Leslee is a BAFTA and multi-award winning Film Producer/Director. Her work as a filmmaker includes “East is East”, “Who Bombed Birmingham?” (which led to the release of the Birmingham 6 after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment) and “India’s Daughter” (which has sparked a global movement for gender equality). A Human Rights Campaigner with many accolades Leslee has spoken at the UN and voted by the NY Times the Second Most Impactful woman 2015, after Hillary Clinton. Leslee is founder & CEO of the Think Equal Charity. 

Sunday 3rd December

  • India’s Daughter (documentary) CERT 15 – screening 5pm – 6pm, Ogston Hall, Balerno.  The film will be presented by the film’s Director Leslee Udwin followed by  a question and answer. The film deals with a shocking, harrowing incident and – though not graphic – viewers may find some scenes  distressing Eventbrite - India's Daughter (doors open 30 minutes in advance)

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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Kubo and the Two Strings screening 2:30pm on Saturday 2nd December

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

Saturday 2nd December:

  • Kubo &  the Two Strings CERT PG – screening 2:30pm to 4:15pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Kubo and the Two Strings (doors open 30 minutes in advance)

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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Baby Driver screening 7:30pm on Friday 1st December

Our December films get underway on Friday night with Baby Driver. 

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It’s a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc’s plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby’s skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music?

Friday 1st December:

  • Baby Driver CERT 15 – screening 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Baby Driver (doors open 30 minutes in advance)

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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It’s A Wonderful Life screening 4pm on Saturday 23rd December

On the Saturday before Christmas it’s our annual screening of It’s a Wonderful Life. If you’ve never seen It’s a Wonderful Life it really is one of those films that you must see. This review gives a good insight into what it is all about and gives 3 reasons to watch it. 

We are screening Elf simultaneously in the Ogston Hall so parents with children can decide which film they’d prefer to watch.

Saturday 23rd December

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).