2016 Film & Event Listings

Dumfries & Galloway Film Festival - At A Glance ...

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NOVEMBER

Sun 20
7pm
Dunscore
Sat 26
2pm
Isle of Whithorn
4pm
Isle of Whithorn
7pm
Isle of Whithorn

DECEMBER

Sat 3
4pm
Isle of Whithorn
7pm
Isle of Whithorn

Film & Event Details

Sun 20 November - 7pm - £5 (£2.50)

DUKALE'S DREAM

DUKALES DREAM Dumfries and Galloway’s first Fair Trade Community presents this documentary about actor Hugh Jackman’s visit to Ethiopia where he meets Dukale, a coffee grower, and his subsequent work to promote Fair Trade.

Accompanied by Fair Trade snacks and an exhibition of images from Ethiopia by photographer Alison Boyes. Alison will introduce the film with David Ball who has worked as a doctor for the charity Facing Africa in Ethiopia.

After the film, all welcome to The Flying Pig, Dunscore's community pub for post-film blether over Fair Trade tea and coffee.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Flicks In The Sticks, Glenriddel Hall, Church Crescent, Dunscore
Tel: 01387 820249

Sat 26 November - 2pm-4pm - Drop in

BRITISH TRANSPORT CLASSICS

A chance to view Scottish classics from the British Transport Film Collection, including 'Glasgow Belongs To Me' (1966), 'Wild Highlands' (1961), 'The Coast of Clyde' (1959).

Showing at / BOOKING:

MACHARS MOVIES, Saint Ninian's, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LH
Web: www.macharsmovies.co.uk
Tel: 01988 500100

The licensed café will be open for a meal every Saturday with last orders at 6pm.

Sat 26 November - 4pm - Drop in

RACE TO THE NORTH

Mike Marshall, who wrote and produced this film for BBC Scotland, presents an illustrated recollection of the making of this dramatised documentary about the railway Races to the North in 1898, and made in collaboration with the National Railway Museum and British Rail's Eastern Region, followed by a screening of this film.
50 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

MACHARS MOVIES, Saint Ninian's, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LH
Web: www.macharsmovies.co.uk
Tel: 01988 500100

The licensed café will be open for a meal every Saturday with last orders at 6pm.

Sat 26 November - 7pm - £5 (£3)

THE 39 STEPS

THE 39 STEPS

The 39 Steps has been the subject of more remakes than any other movie. Before the film, Mike Marshall presents an intriguing overview of the three versions that have been made since the classic Hitchcock thriller. (film starts at 7.30pm)
Cert U. 86 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

MACHARS MOVIES, Saint Ninian's, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LH
Web: www.macharsmovies.co.uk
Tel: 01988 500100

The licensed café will be open for a meal every Saturday with last orders at 6pm.

Sat 3 December - 4pm - £5 (£3)

PETIT NICOLAS

PETIT NICOLAS

Nicolas is a much-loved character in France. He has a happy and contented life at home with his mum and dad. Things couldn't be better. However, when Nicolas learns that his parents are going to have a baby he panics as he fears that he will no longer be the centre of his parents' attention. Comic chaos ensues as Nicolas' worries dictate his every move. Funny and energetic this is a hugely entertaining film.
Cert PG. 97 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

MACHARS MOVIES, Saint Ninian's, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LH
Web: www.macharsmovies.co.uk
Tel: 01988 500100

The licensed café will be open for a meal every Saturday with last orders at 6pm.

Sat 3 December - 7pm - £5 (£3)

THE WELL DIGGER'S DAUGHTER

In pre-World War II Provence, a father is torn between his sense of honour and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. In his directorial debut, actor Daniel Auteuil fills this adaptation Marcel Pagnol’s novel with grand romance, light comedy and superb performances, making a love story of surprising joy.
Cert PG. 104 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

MACHARS MOVIES, Saint Ninian's, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LH
Web: www.macharsmovies.co.uk
Tel: 01988 500100

The licensed café will be open for a meal every Saturday with last orders at 6pm.

Sun 4 December - 4pm - £2

The Host & Eriskay – A Poem of Remote Lives

This is the first in a short series of screenings at CAMPLE LINE featuring artists' films that intersect stories of place, community and resources with family history, visual fragments and documents, and an anthropological approach or concern to record or examine.

The Host

We are delighted to be screening MIRANDA PENNELL'S recent film The Host a year on from its debut at the London Film Festival. Pennell originally trained in contemporary dance before making films, and later studied visual anthropology. Her film and video work explores different forms of collective performance and has been widely broadcast internationally and shown in festival and gallery contexts. Later in the year, we hope to screen her 2004 short film Magnetic North, set in Finland. Her recent moving-image work uses archival materials as the starting point for a reflection on the colonial imaginary. The artist's father was employed by the Iranian Oil Company, later known as British Petroleum, and much of her childhood was spent in Iran. The Host sets out to decipher images, texts, objects, maps, diagrams, markings and photographs all buried in the BP Archive. What is revealed in the process is a hauntingly beautiful landscape objectified from the point of view of utility, for resources that need to be extracted. The film interweaves a number of stories drawn from both Pennell’s personal memory and the records of an imperial history, and ultimately it is a personal essay film about the stories we tell about ourselves and others, the facts and fictions we live by, and their consequences. 2015, Miranda Pennell, 60 mins

Alongside The Host, we are taking the opportunity to screen WERNER KISSLING’s Eriskay - Poem of Remote Lives. His only surviving film, it was shot in 1934 on the island of Eriskay and released the following year. It stands as a key document in the developing ethnography of Hebridean and Northern Isles cultures in the 1920s and 1930s. Kissling had a complicated personal history, settling permanently in the UK in the 1930s to escape the consequences of the rise of Nazism in Germany and residing in his later years in Dumfries. Following an early career as a diplomat, he established a practice as an ethnographer and photographer, working in Yorkshire, the south of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, and travelling to New Zealand in 1938 to record Maori culture. Screening Eriskay here with Pennell’s The Host, we take the opportunity to reflect on the film in light of the fact that Kissling’s mother Johanna had herself travelled to the Outer Hebrides and to St Kilda in 1905 when Kissling was only ten. In his papers are six glass lantern slides from St Kilda, possibly taken by his mother but certainly in her possession – items from a trip that arguably informed his own eventual practice in recording cultures, and his interest in the island communities of the Outer Hebrides.
1935, Werner Kissling, 19 mins

Showing at / BOOKING:

Driftwood Cinema at CAMPLE LINE, Cample Mill, Dumfriesshire
To reserve a seat contact: info@campleline.org.uk