Winter 2017/18

Details of some of the concerts and films in winter 2017/8 are now posted below - scroll down to reveal.  All films will be £5 entry (one price) and all will have subtitles in English as a policy for this season – even those shot in English. This is to give access to those with some hearing loss and to a sizeable minority in our audience who have English as a second language. But of course we encourage those of you with normal hearing to attend and support this inclusive plan. If you have feedback about this experiment let us know uhallpromo@gmail.com  More details will appear soon of the 2018 season of concerts and public events which start in February 2018. Details of the highly recommended Rich Hall gig are already listed. A reminder for regular visitors: to ensure our future as a venue please consider becoming a 'Supporter' - click on the 'Supporters' tab at the top for more details. And don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter if you live in the area - click on the 'Get Newsletter' tab at the top and enter your email address in the space provided

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February 2017

Love and Friendship (film) Fri 3rd Feb, 7.30pm

Friday, February 3, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

Rating: PG   Runtime: 94 minutes

£5/£4 concs/£3 U16s pay on the door

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I, Daniel Blake (film) Fri. 10th Feb, 7.30pm

Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Directed by the incomparable Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty the film exposes the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy in modern day Britain

Rating: 15,  Runtime: 100 minutes

£5/£4 concs/£3 U16s pay on the door

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Chocolat (film) Fri 17th Feb, 7.30pm

Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From circus to theater, from anonymity to fame, the incredible destiny of Chocolat the clown, the first black stage performer in France. The unprecedented duo he forms with a partner is very popular in Belle Epoque Paris, until easy money, gambling and discrimination take their toll on their friendship and Chocolat’s career. The singular story of an exceptional artist. Starring Omar Sy, the charismatic star of “Untouchable”

Rating 12A:   Runtime: 110 minutes

In French with English subtitles

£5/£4 concs/£3 U16s pay on the door

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Brand New Testament (film) Fri 24th Feb, 7.30pm

Friday, February 24, 7:25 pm - 8:30 pm

God exists, and lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. His daughter Ea has had enough of her Father’s abuse and hacks into His computer and leaks by text message to the entire world the only thing He has over them: their inevitable death date. After escaping and with her Father in pursuit, Ea gathers apostles and writes her own New Testament to try to fix the mess her Father has made of humanity. This film provides a witty and eccentric answer to the loaded question: what would you do if you knew exactly how much time you had left to live?

Rating: 15 Runtime: 112 minutes

(In French and German with English subtitles)

£5/£4 concs/£3 U16s pay on the door

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March 2017

Bridget Jones’s Baby (film) Fri 3rd Mar, 7.30pm

Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey). In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

Rating: 15 Runtime: 122 minutes

£5/£4 concs/£3 U16s pay on the door

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Dr. Strange (film) Fri 17th Mar, 7.30pm

Friday, March 17, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The film opens in contemporary New York, where Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), is flying high as a surgeon. After a crippling accident, he abandons his old life for a grand exploit, traveling simultaneously into his soul and to the mysterious Far East where he becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor also co-star in this rather wonderful and strange fantasy which manages to open a door of perception that leads directly into the imagination.

Rating: PG   Runtime: 130 mins

£5/£4 concs/£3 U16s pay on the door

 

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September 2017

Disturbing The Peace (film) Sat 23rd Sept, 7.30pm

Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Disturbing The Peace is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. the film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know. The movie challenges all of us – to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace.  Unrated. There will be a Q&A session with the executive producers after the film

£6 on the door

or in advance (with a booking fee) at ticket source     www.ticketsource.co.uk

 

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November 2017

Akong – A Remarkable Life (film) Wed 8th Nov, 7.30pm

Thursday, November 2, 8:00 am - Wednesday, November 8, 10:00 pm

This is an inspiring and award-winning documentary film about the life of Akong Rinpoche, one of the founders of Samye Ling in Dumfriesshire.  As a young man, Akong Rinpoche became a refugee, fleeing his Tibetan homeland in the wake of the Chinese army invasion and violence that ensued. Akong was both a Kagyu Buddhist Lama and a traditional Tibetan doctor, as well as an author, teacher and humanitarian. He went through much personal suffering and hardship to go on to become abbot of Samye Ling, the oldest Tibetan centre and monastery in Europe, and Drolma Lhakang, a monastery in the Kham region of Eastern Tibet. He also founded the charity Rokpa International, an NGO that gained acclaim through its work in Tibet and around the world. This film maps the course his inspiring  life and the impact he has had around the world. There will be a Q&A session with Vin Harris, the executive producer, after the film.

To see a trailer click here

Tickets on the door. All proceeds will go to the Akong Memorial Foundation

£5 (or a donation of more if you wish)

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Lion (film) Fri. 1st Dec, 7.30pm

Friday, November 17, 8:00 am - Friday, December 1, 8:00 pm

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Truly inspiring. Rating: PG Runtime: 120 minutes (screened with subtitles)

£5 (one price) pay on the door

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Aquarius (film) Fri 8th Dec, 7.30pm

Friday, November 17, 8:00 am - Friday, December 8, 8:00 pm

Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of character left that in a rapidly changing seaside neighborhood in Recife, Brazil. Now that other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, Clara is pressurised to move on. But she is a woman of strong will and conviction, and will engage in a battle with the developers to keep a home that has been a silent witness to her entire life. The resulting confrontation is mysterious and nerve-wracking, giving Clara’s most familiar routines the tension of a thriller. Starring Sonia Braga in one of her finest performances. In Portuguese with English subtitles Rating:18 Runtime: 142 minutes

£5 (one price) pay on the door

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