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May 2020

Aquarela (film and talk) Fri 1st May, 7.30pm

Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This event is now cancelled as a coronavirus  protection  measure.

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August 2020

Emma (2020) (film) Sat 15th Aug, 7.30pm

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event is postponed - see top of our home page. Watch this space for more information.  

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And Then We Danced (film) Sat 22nd Aug, 7.30pm

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event is postponed - see top of our home page. Watch this space for more information.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (film) Sat 29th Aug, 7.30pm

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event is postponed - see top of our home page. Watch this space for more information.

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December 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (film) Sat 5th Dec, 7.30pm

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in this movie, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbour. Rating: PG Runtime: 108 minutes Screened with English subtitles Covid prevention measures will include the auditorium being…

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January 2021

Misbehaviour (film) Fri 1st Jan, 7.30pm (now postponed)

Friday, January 1, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please note; this event has been postponed until Moray comes out of Tier 4 lockdown. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to tickets until the film is rescheduled and the date of that very much depends on Scottish government announcements. Ticket holders can also claim a refund if they choose. The earliest possible date for rescheduling would be Sat 23rd Jan 2021 - but check here for confirmation and keep an eye on government announcements.      

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February 2021

Breabach (virtual tour) Tue 23rd Feb, 8pm (online event – music and film)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dùsgadh (n. awakening) is an exciting new collaboration between Scottish Bafta winning animator Cat Bruce and multi award winning folk group, Breabach. This unique project takes the form of an animated film with original score. It features a soundtrack comprising five new pieces of music, one from each of Breabach’s five members. The hour long ‘evening with’ presentation features behind the scenes footage and unseen live performances as well as a Q & A hosted by BBC Radio Scotland broadcaster…

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May 2021

Misbehaviour (film) Fri 28th May, 7.30pm

Friday, May 28, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This film screening can now go ahead due to Moray moving to level 2 today. - Universal Hall Team, May 21st. In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast…

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June 2021

Summerland (film) Fri 4th June, 7.30pm (event moved from May 21st – see below)

Friday, June 4, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This event was postponed from May 21st but now can be screened due to Moray moving to level 2.  Existing ticket holders can use their tickets for this new screening date. Universal Hall Team May 21st As World War II rages across the channel, a reclusive Englishwoman opens her heart to a young evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him. A moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship. Written and directed by Jessica Swale and starring Gemma Arterton,…

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Aquarela (film) Sat 19th June, 7.30pm – EVENT CANCELLED

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please note: due to licencing issues this film has been cancelled and a substitute film "Minari" will take its place. Details posted below. Ticket holders for "Aquarela" will be notified by email and offered either a refund or the chance to come to "Minari" with the same ticket.

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Minari (film) Sat 19th June, 7.30pm

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family in the move to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Rating: PG-13 Runs:1h 55m. Oscar winner in 2021 for Best Supporting Actress. Screened…

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July 2021

Nomadland (film) Sat 24th July, 7.30pm

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A woman embarks on a journey in her campervan through the modern American West after losing everything during the recession. Exploring an unconventional life as a modern-day nomad, Fern discovers a resilience and resourcefulness unlike any she’s known before. Starring Frances McDormand, this film won the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress awards in this year’s Academy Awards. Rating 12: Runtime: 108m Screened with subtitles. Covid prevention measures will include the auditorium being set up for social distancing with…

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October 2021

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 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…

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Judas & the Black Messiah (film) Fri 8th Oct, 7.30pm

Friday, October 8, 2021, 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…

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Two of Us (film) Fri 22nd Oct, 7.30pm

Friday, October 22, 2021, 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…

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February 2022

Limbo (film) – Sat 26th Feb, 7.30pm

Saturday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo (2020) is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Set on a fictional remote Scottish island, it follows a group of new arrivals as they await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician struggling with the guilt, regret and grief that comes with leaving his former life behind. This deadpan comedy-drama from a bold…

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May 2022

Riptide

Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
rip tide poster

A schizophrenia love story road movie. Jacob is discharged from a psychiatric hospital. He attempts to resume his life in Edinburgh, control his schizophrenia and be a worthy member of society. He works collecting litter from the streets. He boxes. He takes his medication. He writes everything down. His Dad barely wants to know him. Frustrated by a banal existence and encouraged by his psychiatrist to seek fulfilling opportunities, Jacob sets off north to the Highlands. By the sea he…

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Belfast

Saturday, May 28, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Kenneth Branagh's film Belfast (2022) shows in Universal Hall after receiving 7 Academy Award nominations (May 28th, 7.30pm)

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Branagh, BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Buddy’s family lives in a largely Protestant district with a few Catholic families, but one day his community and everything he thought he understood about life is suddenly turned upside down. Buddy’s family gets caught in the mayhem and must decide to stay or leave the only place…

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June 2022

Parallel Mothers

Saturday, June 18, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom

Pedro Almodóvar presents another intimate portrayal of womanhood in this story of two mothers who give birth on the same day. The first, is played by long time collaborator Penélope Cruz, who stars as Janis, a first time middle-aged mother who is thrilled at the prospect. Opposite her is Ana, played by Milena Smit, an adolescent first time mother who is petrified. Over the course of a few hours, the two exchange few words that are strong enough to transform…

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July 2022

Licorice Pizza

Friday, July 1, 7:30 pm
Universal Hall, The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
Licorice Pizza Moray Universal Hall July 1st 2022

LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice), the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love. It stars Alana Haim (of the band HAIM) and Cooper Hoffman (son of Philip Seymour Hoffman) in their film debuts, alongside an ensemble supporting cast including Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper,…

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