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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Change to programmed films

Sadly due to the withdrawal of the screening licence* by the distributors of "West Side Story" we have been left with no alternative but to replace Friday's film with another. With the help of Laurence Sutcliffe we have chosen Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 "Romeo & Juliet" a well-respected, classic film from the same era, Laurence will still deliver his introduction regarding the influence of Shakespeare on film. Sincere apologies for the disappointment but the matter is beyond our control.

We have hit a similar issue with "The Kid Brother" as although a licence is possible, additional permission to screen has to be obtained from the Harold Lloyd Estate. In this instance we have opted to show Buster Keaton in "The General" which we trust will be a suitable replacement and that with Andy May's piano accompaniment you will enjoy a true silent movie experience. 

* The licence has been withdrawn as they are about to release a new version and thus we have been left in limbo, unable to screen the existing version and the new version has not yet been released. When we checked at the start of the year we found that a licence was available and proceeded to add it to our programme/publicity material.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Nairn Book & Arts Festival 2011

As part of the Nairn Book & Arts Festival 2011 we are screening two great movies: West Side Story (1961) Cert PG - The unforgettable and seminal original film of the musical West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein’s take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in the streets of New York.

An introduction about the influence of Shakespeare on film will be given by Lawrence Sutcliffe.

The Kid Brother (1927) Cert U,  a classic Harold Lloyd silent movie (a western) which is great fun for all the family. Will Harold catch the thieves and win Mary’s heart? Being screened with live piano accompaniment from Andy May for an authentic feel of the era.

Tickets can be booked/bought in advance from Nairn Community & Arts Centre or online please see links below for full details.

West Side Story

The Kid Brother

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