First Season February – July 2009

10 11 2008

2008-9 season – Second five (six!) films

Welcome to the second half of this season’s films. We have selected the next five films, and as a n extra bonus we are showing  mystery film in May. These reflect members’ choices and we hope they will be enjoyed by everyone. We have tried to add films from many genres, as well as including a film for all the family.

Remember, this is YOUR Community Cinema, we always want to hear from you and hope that you will continue to support us in the future. If you have any suggestions on how we can make this an even better experience, the please let us know.

(Tip: hover over “IMDB” below each entry for cast and plot details)

American Cousins – 5th February 2009 7:30 pm

UK 2003. Russell Hunter,  Shirley Henderson. Director: Don Coutts.

Certificate 15

Two American Mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn’t the tough guy they’d expected. His strengths are fish-frying and stamp-collecting, and he thinks Magnum 45s are a type of ice-cream. Gino and Settimo try to repay Roberto’s hospitality by chasing off a debt collector who wants his property, but their strong-arm tactics alarm him, and he realises they aren’t the PR consultants they claimed to be.

Running time: 115 mins

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Volver – 5th March 2009 7:30pm (sub-titled)

Spain 2006. Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura. Director: Almodovar

Certificate 15

“Volver is  not a surrealistic comedy although it may seem so at times. The living and the dead co-exist without any discord, causing situations that are either hilarious or filled with a deep, genuine emotion. It’s a film about the culture of death in my native La Mancha. The people there practice it with an admirable naturalness. The way in which the dead continue to be present in their lives, the richness and humanity of their rites, mean that the dead never die.”

– Pedro Almodovar

Running time: 121 mins

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Persepolis (Animation) – 2nd April 2009 7:30 pm

France/USA 2008. Directors: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parronaud

Certificate 12A

Persepolis is the autobiographical tale of Marjane, sharing her experiences as a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic revolution. It is through the eyes of this precocious and outspoken nine year old that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Though she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers Punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, the fear that permeates daily life in Iran is palpable , as bombs fall on Teheran during the Iran/Iraq war and those close to her fall foul of the regime. Based on Marjanes four graphic novels, this striking animation covers her childhood in Iran, her escape to an education in Vienna, and then a bittersweet return to her native country.

Running time: 96 mins

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Mystery Film  – 7th May 2009 7:30 pm

A May bonus film! Come along and see what we are screening!


The Chorus (Les Choristes) – 4th June 2009 7:30 pm (sub-titled)

France 2004. Gerard Jugnot, Francois Berleand. Director: Christophe Barratier

Certificate 12A

Set in 1948, a professor of Music, Clement Mathieu, becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. What he discovers disconcerts him – the current situation is repressive. Through the power of song, Clement tries to transform the students.

Running time: 96 mins

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In Bruges – 2nd July 2009 7:30 pm

UK/Belgium 2008  Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes. Director: Martin MacDonagh.

Certificate 18 ** contains strong language and violence **

Having just carried ut a particularly difficult hit in London, two hitmen seek shelter in Bruges, Belgium, onlt to find their views on life and death permanently altered by their interactions with the locals, the tourists and a film crew.

Running time: 107 mins

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