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Saturday, 30 June 2012

2012 programme July to December

Announcing the second part of our 2012 programme...  

Friday July 27th  7.30pm Whisky Galore 1949  (82mins) Cert U
Based on a true story.  The real ship that sank was SS Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank off Eriskay carrying 250,000 bottles of whisky.

Saturday 8th September 10.00am  (Book and Arts Festival) Steamboat Bill (70mins) 1928 Cert U
Little Theatre (£6.00/£3.00) - Rollicking fun for all the family! Buster Keaton in one of his best roles with the amazing Andy May at the piano.

Friday 28th September 7.30pm A Separation 2011 (123mins) Cert PG (Persian with subtitles)
Best Foreign film 2012 Oscars. A young couple must choose between life outwith Iran, or staying to tend an ailing parent.

Monday 1st October 2.00pm Blithe Spirit 1945  (96mins) Cert U Seniors Special
Adapted from the Noel Coward play, Rex Harrison and Margaret Rutherford star. Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help by contacting the ghost.

Friday 26th October 7.30pm Oranges and Sunshine 2010  (105mins) Cert 15
Emily Watson stars as Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys who holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved.

Friday 23rd November 7.30pm The Great White Silence 2011  (72mins) Cert U
This stunning documentary is the remastered version of the 1933 Herbert Ponting film of Captain Scott ‘s heroic journey to the South Pole.

Monday 3rd December 2.00pm Miracle on 34th Street 1947 (96mins) Cert U Seniors Special
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Note: during evening shows there is a bar facility from 7.00pm

Seniors Specials  tickets cost £2.50 including tea and bakes.
Other screenings unless indicated tickets cost  
£5 .00 Adult/£3.00 Under 18s - All welcome

Admission in accordance with BBFC certification guidelines. Dates and programme may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Seniors Specials Sponsored

ScotMid who run the convenience store near the junction of Lochloy Road and the A96 have kindly agreed to sponsor some of our  "Seniors Specials" and a representative, Laura Paterson came up to Nairn to meet some of us and one of our 'Fans" (and a few familiar faces too) we made the most of the photo opportunity outside the Nairn Community & Arts Centre (our regular venue)....

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Made In Dagenham (2010) Cert 15 112 minutes

Made in Dagenham is a 2010 British film directed by Nigel Cole. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike and Jaime Winstone. It dramatises the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 that aimed for equal pay for women. The film's theme song, with lyrics by Billy Bragg, is performed by Sandie Shaw, herself a former Dagenham Ford clerk.

In 1968, the Ford auto factory in Dagenham was one of the largest single private employers in the United Kingdom. In addition to the thousands of male employees, there are also 187 underpaid women machinists who primarily assemble the car seat upholstery in poor working conditions. Dissatisfied, the women, represented by the shop steward and Rita O'Grady, work with union rep Albert Passingham for a better deal.

However, Rita learns that there is a larger issue in this dispute considering that women are paid an appalling fraction of the men's wages for the same work across the board on the sole basis of their sex. Refusing to tolerate this inequality any longer, O'Grady leads a strike by her fellow machinists for equal pay for equal work. What follows would test the patience of all involved in a grinding labour and political struggle that ultimately would advance the cause of women's rights around the world.

Being screened at Nairn Community & Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn - Friday 29th June 2012. Doors/Bar open from 7.00pm film starts at 7.30pm Tickets £5.00/£3.00 U18s

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