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We are delighted to announce a full season of live events and films for the Autumn. Please note that there will be no social distancing in upcoming concerts at Universal Hall but masks must still be worn throughout the concert unless you are exempt. We will, of course, respond to any changes in the Covid rules issued by the Scottish Government in the coming period.

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October 2021

First Cow (film) Sat 2nd Oct, 7.30pm

Saturday, October 2, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Two travellers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich — but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a landowner’s prized dairy cow. Celebrating the milk of human kindness Kelly Reichardt’s offbeat gem about an unlikely friendship founded on biscuits is a satisfying fable of America’s past and present.
 
“It is touching, tender, original, entrancing”  The Spectator
 
“Reichardt, also the co-writer, delivers a patient and earnest parable about environmentalism, American destiny and the value of friendship.”  The Times
 
Rating 12a 124 mins. English with Subtitles.
 
 
Please note that masks must be worn throughout the film unless you are exempt. Masks can only be removed when drinking water. If Scottish guidance changes this listing may be updated.
 
Film trailer here
 
Tickets £6 plus booking fee (£6.60 total)
To book tickets online (10% booking fee) Click here
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Judas & the Black Messiah (film) Fri 8th Oct, 7.30pm

Friday, October 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An electrifying dramatisation of historical events, Judas and the Black Messiah is a forceful condemnation of racial injustice — and a major triumph for its director and stars. FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?
 
“As a political statement, Judas is powerful, a quite relevant revisiting of an American past that, as William Faulkner would have observed, isn’t even past.”  America Magazine
 
Rating 15.  126 mins. English with Subtitles.
 
Please note that masks must be worn throughout the film unless you are exempt. Masks can only be removed when drinking water. If Scottish guidance changes this listing may be updated.
 
Film trailer here
 
Tickets £6 plus booking fee (£6.60 total)
To book tickets online (10% booking fee) Click here
 
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Two of Us (film) Fri 22nd Oct, 7.30pm

Friday, October 22, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them. How refreshing to watch a film in which the sexuality and desire of women in their 70s is portrayed not as a novelty but simply part and parcel of their lives; and since this French movie is a lesbian drama, there’s two of them – even better.    
 
“Delicate but daring, adding dimension to its older lesbian characters and allowing their desire to blossom, Two of Us is a stirring portrait of love that wears its heart on its sleeve.”  Emily Maskell. WeLoveCinema
 
Rating 12.  99 mins. French with English Subtitles.
 
Please note that masks must be worn throughout the film unless you are exempt. Masks can only be removed when drinking water. If Scottish guidance changes this listing may be updated.
 
Film trailer here
 
Tickets £6 plus booking fee (£6.60 total)
To book tickets online (10% booking fee) Click here
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