Update - Programme for 2013
All screened at Nairn Community & Arts Centre unless otherwise indicated...
January – Monday 21st at 2:00pm - Matinee
Top Hat (U) 1935
A toe tapping classic from the King and Queen of dance cinema, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A comedy, musical and romance –is there a better way to spend a Monday afternoon? Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
February – Friday 15th at 7:30pm
Bride and Prejudice (12A) 2004 – Indian food will be served!
Bollywood comes to Nairn! Jane Austen as you’ve never seen before! Intrigue, love, relationships, topped with great music, dance and the wonderful colour of Bollywood. To cap a great night out we will be serving authentic Indian cuisine in the interval! Wearing your Bollywood outfit is optional! (£8 Tickets)
March – Friday 15th at 7:30pm
The Spy in Black (U) 1939
A Powell and Pressburger classic! A WW1 film set in Orkney, about a German U-Boat captain’s spy mission to guide the German Navy to the British Fleet.
April – Friday 12th at 7:30
A Single Man (12A) 2009
Colin Firth at the top of his game! Oscar winner Firth won a number of awards, among them the BAFTA for Best Actor, for his portrayal of a depressed gay British university professor in California in the 1962. Don’t miss this chance to see the directorial debut of flamboyant Gucci fashion designer Tom Ford.
May – Saturday 11th at 7:30pm
Life is Beautiful (PG) 1997. In Italian, with English subtitles
A rare chance to see the Italian multi-award winning actor and director Roberto Benigni, right here on your doorstep – so don’t miss out! Benigni sets this film in a Nazi death camp, but uses humour and the love between father and son to create this heart-warming, life affirming film.
May – Friday 31st at 7:30pm
An Angel’s Share (15) 2011
Are you ready for a slice of life, Ken Loach style? Gritty, funny, challenging, thought provoking – and throw in the plot line of ‘uisge beatha’ – or ‘The Water of Life’, (whisky!) Add a slice of spectacular Scottish scenery, and why wouldn’t you want to come along?!
June – Friday 28th at 7:30pm
A Small Act (12A) 2010
Following the success of You’ve been Trumped and Even the Rain, Cinema Nairn once again gives the people of Nairn the opportunity to see another award winning documentary. A Small Act follows UN Human Rights Advocate, Chris Mburu’s search for the woman who sponsored him through school in Kenya. This small act of kindness proved an opportunity to release the true potential of Chris who went on to set up his own scholarship programme for the children of Kenya.
July – Friday 26th at 7:30pm
Ring of Bright Water (U) 1969
Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers – and Mij the otter! Based on Gavin Maxwell’s true story and set on the west coast of Scotland. This is a beautiful, warm-hearted film, perfect for a balmy July evening!
September – Keep your eyes peeled for news of the films Cinema Nairn will present in association with the Nairn Book & Arts Festival.
September – Friday 27th at 7:30pm
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A) 2011
Scotland’s very own Hollywood star Ewan McGregor stars in the Golden Globe nominated romantic comedy with Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott-Thomas. Reviewers called it ‘a disarmingly attractive hour and three quarters of gentle romance and even gentler comedy’. Come along and see if you agree!
October – Monday 7th at 2:00pm - Matinee
The Lady Killers (U) 1955
An Ealing Studio classic from Alexander Mackendrick, starring all your old favourites, including Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Jack Warner and Katie Johnson who won a BAFTA for her performance as Mrs Willberforce
October - Friday 25th at 7:30pm
The Artist (PG) 2011
The multi-award winning salute to silent movies. This is the first French film and French actor to win an Oscar and the first silent film to win an OSCA since 1927. What about the dog I hear you ask - come along and see what all the fuss was about!
November – 22nd at 7:30pm
North Face (12A) 2008. In German, with English subtitles.
Continuing Cinema Nairn’s mountaineering themed films in November, North Face is a depiction of the true story about the race to conquer the north face of the Eiger. Set in 1936, it’s the story of two reluctant German ‘heroes’ taking on the elements in what is a highly suspenseful film with dramatic cinematography.
December – Monday 2nd at 2:00pm - Matinee
A Christmas Carol (U) 1951
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Don't worry, neither was Scrooge, but the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, soon put an end to that! Come and join us to get in the mood for Christmas, with the original and (in our opinion) the best version of A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic starring Alistair Sim as Scrooge.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Originally released in 1924, Herbert G Ponting's documentary charted Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Ponting only accompanied the team as far as the Antarctic coastline base camp, but this was enough to capture sights never before captured on film, as well as a solid historical account of a legendary feat. The rest of the expedition is portrayed using his eerie and poignant footage of Scott, Oates, et al
Includes a short talk by Gary Hunt on more recent experiences in Antarctica.
Nairn Community & Arts Centre - Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm
Saturday, 30 June 2012
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
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 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