Autumn into Winter 2018

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Details of films are now listed. The film season runs through to March. Also details of some live events in 2019 are now posted and more will be added on a regular basis ahead of the next Good Gig Guide which will be printed some time in February.

 

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March 2017

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

Friday, March 17, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 8:00 am - Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 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, 2017, 8:00 am - Friday, December 1, 2017, 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, 2017, 8:00 am - Friday, December 8, 2017, 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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The Big Sick (film) Tue 26th Dec (Boxing Day), 7.30pm

Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:00 am - Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 8:00 pm

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the film tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who meets grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to face the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. Forget the title – this is really a film about hope. Rating:15 Runtime: 119 minutes (screened with subtitles)

£5 (one price) pay on the door

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Girls Trip (film) Mon 1st Jan (New Years Day). 7.30pm

Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:00 am - Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 pm

When four lifelong friends: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough wild behaviour to make the Big Easy blush. Very funny and quite outrageous. Rating:15 Runtime: 122 minutes (screened with subtitles)

£5 (one price) pay on the door

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December 2017

Paths of the Soul (film) Fri 5th Jan, 7.30pm

Monday, December 18, 2017, 8:00 am - Friday, January 5, 2018, 10:00 pm

This beautiful and moving docu-drama follows the journey of a group of Tibetans on a pilgrimage to Lasa, the holy capital of Tibet. The journey covers 1,200 km on foot, in a continuous repetition of prostrating one’s self on the ground. Over 10 months, we see the simplicity of human relationships and the nature of family, suffering, and resolve all set against the snowy and often awe-inspiring landscape of Tibet. No rating but suitable for all except younger children. Runs: 117 mins. (Tibetan with English subtitles).

£5 (one price) pay on the door

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The Shack (film) Fri 12th Jan, 7.30pm

Monday, December 18, 2017, 8:00 am - Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 pm

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips, played by Sam Worthington, spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. There he finds important truths that will transform his life. Rating: 12 Runs: 132 mins (Screened with subtitles)

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January 2018

A Quiet Passion (film) Fri 19th Jan, 7.30pm

Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 am - Friday, January 19, 8:00 pm

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rating: 12 Runs: 126 mins (Screened with subtitles)

£5 pay on the door

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