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Friday, 24 January 2014

Next offerring from Cinema Nairn

Cool Runnings, 7th Feb 7:30pm. at the Nairn Arts and Community Centre.

It's the true story of the first ever Jamaican Bobsled team!  This is a timely  alternative the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics which is on TV on the same night.

It's a heart-warming story of disgraced gold medal winning Irving Blitzer trying to convert a team of Jamaican sprinters into world class bobsled competitors, and their exploits at the Winter Olympics in Calgary.  Is history repeating itself?  They're at it again by entering a team into this year's competition too!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Cinema Nairn Programme for 2014

Detailed below is our provisional programme for 2014.  The final copy will be posted in the next few days and hard copies will be distributed around town and at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre.  We will also email all on our list ASAP.  Hopefully we'll see you all on the 20th!

Monday 20th January at 2:00pm
Calamity Jane (U) 1953 101 mins. Matinee
An afternoon with the wonderful Doris Day and Howard Keel, and great tunes such as 'The Deadwood Stage (Whip Crack Away!) and Secret Love, will have you singing into the night!  Don't forget to wear your cowboy hat and boots!  Free tea and home bakes follow the film. 

Friday 7th February at 7:30pm
Cool Runnings (PG) 1993 98 mins.
A heart-warming alternative to the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony! Following the exploits of disgraced Gold Medal winning Irving Blitzer and a team of Jamaican sprinters in the unlikely, but true story of the first ever Jamaican Bobsled Team to compete at the Winter Olympics!

Friday 28th February at 7:30pm
A Very Long Engagement (PG) 2004 133 mins  English subtitles.
The director of Amelie teams up with the star of the same film, Audrey Tautou, in a film about young love in France during the 1st World War.  It tells the story of Mathilde searching for her fiancé, presumed killed at the Battle of the Somme, where he was sent with four others as punishment for attempted desertion.
Monday 17th March at 2:00pm
The Maggie (U) 1954 92 mins.  Matinee and Subtitled for the Hard of Hearing.
Filmed on Islay, and featuring a Clyde puffer called Maggie, an American, an Englishman, and a wily old Scotsman!  The American needs furniture shipped to his   house on an Island and his agent is tricked into hiring Maggie by Captain Mactaggart, Another great comedy from the Ealing Studios.  Free tea and home bakes follow the film. 
Friday 21st March at 7:30pm
Spirit of '45 (U) 2013 94 mins.
This documentary, written and directed by Ken Loach, celebrates the radical changes in postwar Britain.  Archive footage and interviews recount how a spirit of unity and optimism helped create a vision of a fairer, united society, resulting in the welfare state and the nationalisation of significant parts of the UK's economy.

Saturday 26th April at 7:30pm
Grow Your Own (PG) 2007 101 mins
Calling all gardeners and allotment owners - this one's for you!  A film about allotments, telephone masts and asylum seekers!  A group of allotment gardeners in Merseyside react angrily when refugees are given plots at the site, but after they get to know them better will they change their minds?

Friday 30th May at 7:30pm
Three Colours Red (R) 99 mins. English subtitles.
We strive to bring hidden gems that may have passed you by - and this is one of the best!  "Stunningly beautiful, powerfully scored and immaculately performed, the film is virtually flawless, and one of the very greatest cinematic achievements of the last few decades. A masterpiece." (Time Out Magazine).  Will you agree?

Friday 20th June at 7:30pm
A Late Quartet (PG) 2012 105 mins.
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance. wonderful music and superb acting from an ensemble cast (including Philip Seymour Hoffman) in a story structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet.

Friday 18th July at 7:30pm
Shell (15) 2012 91 mins.
A breakthrough film for Aberdeen born director Scott, and rising Scottish star Chloe Pirrie who makes her mark as Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote petrol station in The Highlands.  This haunting, atmospheric and beautifully photographed film is a must see!

Saturday 6th September at 10:00am
Nairn Books & Arts Festival Silent Comedy
Keep your eyes open for news of Cinema Nairn's regular NB&A Festival Saturday morning Silent Film, with live musical accompaniment.

Saturday 20th September at 7:30pm
Sunshine on Leith (PG) 2013 100 mins.
You've heard their music and you may have been lucky enough to see the stage play - now come along and see the fantastic film!  A great feel-good film to help you celebrate or commiserate after the referendum!  Wearing tartan is recommended regardless of how you voted!

Monday 6th October at 2:00pm
Geordie (U) 1955 93 mins. Matinee
Puny wee Geordie starts a postal body building course and ends up at the Melbourne Olympics competing in his kilt! Based on the amazing athletic career of Tom Nicolson from Tiqhnabruaich, farmer and double Olympian (1908 and 1920). Staring Bill Travers, Alistair Simm, and the fabulous Trossachs scenery.

Friday 24th October at 7:30pm
The Italian Job (PG) 1969 99 mins

With Michael Cane; Mini Coopers; cockneys; crooks; comedy; a very catchy signature tune that will stay in your head for days; and a cliff-hanger ending - this film has all the makings of a great night out.  And it also stars Bennie Hill - now, not a lot of people know that (sorry!)

Friday 21st November at 7:30pm
Passage (Unclassified) 90 mins 2008
A documentary drama that retells the story of Orcadian Doctor John Rae's efforts to uncover the truth about the fate of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition through the Northwest Passage and looks at the consequences of his revelations.  With breathtaking landscapes of the Orkney Islands and the Arctic.

Monday 1st December at 2:00pm
Importance of Being Earnest (NR) 1952 95 mins. Matinee
Great acting from a wonderful cast including Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison and Margaret Rutherford and the inimitable Edith Evans, with that famous exclamation from Lady Bracknell:  'A Handbag!'.  Free tea and home bakes follow the film. 

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