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AUGUST

Sat 27
8.30pm
Port Logan

SEPTEMBER

Sat 10
8pm
Moniaive
Tue 13
8.15pm
Annan
Thu 15
7pm
Dumfries
6.30pm
Lochmaben
Thu 22
6pm
Lockerbie
Fri 23
8pm
Galloway Forest
9am
Wigtown
Sat 24
4.15pm
Wigtown
6pm
Wigtown
4pm
Isle of Whithorn
7pm
Isle of Whithorn
8.30pm
Wigtown
Sun 25
8pm
Wigtown
7.30pm
Castle Douglas
6.30pm
Wigtown
Tue 27
7.30pm
Wigtown
Wed 28
7.30pm
Wigtown

OCTOBER

Wed 5
8pm
Dumfries
Fri 7
7pm
Port Logan
Sat 8
10.30am
Dumfries
4pm
Isle of Whithorn
7pm
Isle of Whithorn
7.30pm
Moffat
Fri 14
8pm
Eskdalemuir
Sat 15
7.30pm
Moniaive
Fri 21
7pm
Dumfries
7pm
Thornhill
Sat 22
10am - 2pm
Dumfries
Fri 28
12.30pm
Dalbeattie
Sat 29
1pm
Sanquhar
7pm
Sanquhar

NOVEMBER

Thu 3
7.30pm
New Galloway
Fri 4
8pm
Stranraer
Sat 5
2pm
Stranraer
12.30pm
Dumfries
Fri 11
8pm
Eskdalemuir
Sat 12
4pm
Isle of Whithorn
7pm
Isle of Whithorn
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

Sat 27 August - 8.30pm - £6

THE WICKER MAN

Wicker Man

The festival kicks off with an outdoor screening of the legendary cult classic 'The Wicker Man' in one of the locations where it was filmed: the stunning setting of Logan Walled Garden which was Lord Summerisle's Garden.
Cert 15. 99 min.

Bring a picnic, comfy chair and wrap up.

Showing at / Booking:

LOGAN BOTANIC GARDEN, Port Logan, Nr. Stranraer DG9 9ND
Web: www.rbge.org.uk
Tel: 01776 860231

Sat 10 September - 8pm - By donation

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

The celebrated lyricist Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after waking up: "the possibilities are endless" and his wife's name, "Grace Maxwell". This is the life-affirming story of Collins, who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted following a major stroke.
Cert 12A. 83 min.

Showing at / Booking:

Moniaive Palace Picture House, Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, High Street, Moniaive DG3 4HN
Tickets on the door

Tue 13 September - 8.15pm - £6 (£5)

WHERE YOU'RE MEANT TO BE

WHERE YOU'RE MEANT TO BE

Billed as "a funny wee film about music and death", this documentary offers a warm-hearted journey through Scottish landscape, culture and music following cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat (formerly of Arab Strap) as he sets out to re-work and tour Scotland's oldest folk songs. Along the way, he tussles with and befriends his nemesis, 79-yearold trad music pioneer Sheila Stewart.
Cert 15. 76 min.

Showing at / Booking:

Lonsdale Cinema, Moat Road, Annan, DG12 5DE
Web: www.lonsdalecitycinemas.co.uk
Tel: 01461 206901

Thu 15 September - 6.30pm - £10

THE LAST OF THE CZARS

This documentary has place and time connections with the region. 2016 marks the bi-centenary of the visit to Scotland by the Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia, the future Czar Nicholas I. During his visit Nicholas stayed overnight in Moffat, where he met Dr John Rogerson, who had been personal physician to Catherine the Great, and whom the Grand Duke had known in his childhood. The film is about his descendant, Czar Nicholas II – the last of the czars – who was murdered along with his family during the civil war that followed the Russian Revolution.
135 min.

There will be an interval during which refreshments will be served. Q&A afterwards.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Moffat Book Events - Moffat Russian Conferences, Elshieshields Tower, Lochmaben, DG11 1LY (1.5 miles from Lochmaben down Nethermill Road, entrance on left.)
Tel: Dougie Strang M: 07586 045270

Book Tickets Online

 

Thu 15 September - 7pm - £4 (£2)

NORWEGIAN AND SCOTTISH SHORTS

An evening of Scottish/Norwegian Shorts to celebrate Our Norwegian Story - at one point 20% Norwegian during WWII Dumfries' nordic blood runs strong. Come and see a few of the gems of creation from within both countries and bring along your favourite dish for our Scottish/Norwegian Pot Luck.

Showing at / BOOKING:

The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ
Web: www.thestove.org
Tel: 01387 252435

Thu 22 September - 6pm - £3

MILES AHEAD

MILES AHEAD

Lockerie Jazz Festival opens with a biopic of the great trumpeter. Don Cheadle’s bold storytelling showcases the beauty of Davis's music and also stars Ewan McGregor as a Rolling Stone journalist.
Cert 15. 100 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Lockerbie Jazz Festival, Lockerbie Little Theatre, Well Road, Lockerbie DG11 2EZ
Web: www.lockerbiejazz.com

Tickets on the door

Fri 23 September - 8pm - £4

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

Sanctuary Lab presents an evening exploring Technology, Space and Darkness. A special outdoor screening of the 1953 science fiction classic ‘It Came from Outer Space’ in the original 3D format followed by stargazing walk with Keith Muir from the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park, campfire discussions and experiments with virtual reality.
Cert PG. 88 mins. 3D

Showing at / BOOKING:

Sanctuary Lab, Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, Talnotry, A712 (7 miles from Newton Stewart) DG8 7BL
Web: sanctuarylab.eventbrite.co.uk

Fri 23 September - 8.30pm - £6 / £18 day-ticket

MACBETH MARATHON

Macbeth

The Wigtown Book Festival marks the 400th anniversary of the Shakespeare’s death with five versions of Macbeth from around the world in a pop-up 1950s cinema. Dip in, or indulge in an unforgettable, bloody marathon.

9am - MACBETH (1948)
Orson Welles directs and stars in a classic adaptation (141 min).

12noon - SCOTLAND PA (2001)
The Scottish Play relocated to 1970s Pennsylvania (104 min).

2.30pm - MAQBOOL (2003)
Vishal Bhardwaj's Bollywood take on the Bard (133 min).

5.30pm - MACBETH (2015)
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are the scheming couple (113 min).

9pm - THRONE OF BLOOD (1957)
Akira Kurosawa's legendary samurai Macbeth (111 min).

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Sat 24 September - 4pm - £5 (£3)

RIVERS AND TIDES

RIVERS AND TIDES

An inspiring portrait of artist Andy Goldsworthy at work in Scotland, France and Nova Scotia on a range of visual and sculptural interpretations using natural, local materials – stone, plant, ice, wood, wool.
Cert U. 90min.

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 24 September - 4.15pm - £5 / U26 Free

PAPER TOWNS

Paper Towns

Margo recruits Quentin to help her play pranks on her friends. But the next day she disappears leaving a trail of cryptic clues behind. Can Quentin and his friends find the girl who stole his heart?
Cert 12. 113 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Sat 24 September - 6pm - £6

THE SAFE HOUSE

This powerful new documentary traces the rise and fall of British public libraries, from their Scottish origins to the present day, setting that story against candid interviews with library lovers such as Stephen Fry and John Cooper Clarke.
No cert. 54 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Sat 24 September - 7pm - £5 (£3)

WOMAN IN GOLD

WOMAN IN GOLD

The remarkable true story of a women’s journey to claim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Elderly Austrian born Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) is determined to recover possessions seized by the Nazis, including Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
Cert 12. 109 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 24 September - 8.30pm - £7

I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING

I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING

Powell and Pressburger’s classic 1945 comedy. A plucky Englishwoman travels to the Hebrides to marry.
Cert U. 92 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Sun 25 September - 6.30pm - £6

THE SAFE HOUSE

This powerful new documentary traces the rise and fall of British public libraries, from their Scottish origins to the present day, setting that story against candid interviews with library lovers such as Stephen Fry and John Cooper Clarke.
No cert. 54 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Sun 25 September - 7.30pm - £6

MADE ON OUR LAND

A fascinating look at the rural lives, landscapes and culture of Scotland on the big screen with a unique selection of Scottish and local archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. As well as national films including Scotland's efficient land use during the Second World War, the programme features films documenting the changing rural life in Dumfries and Galloway in the 1930s and 1950s.

The screening will be followed by an informal blether with curator Shona Thomson. 90 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

The Fullarton, Lochside Road, Castle Douglas DG7 1EU
Web: www.thefullarton.co.uk
Tel: 01556 504506

Sun 25 September - 8pm - £6

THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

A butler and the family he works for are stranded together on a desert island. Lewis Gilbert's 1957 film adaptation of JM Barrie’s class-conscious comedy.
Cert U. 94 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Tue 27 September - 7.30pm - £6

BLUE BLACK PERMANENT

Orcadian poet and filmmaker Margaret Tait’s haunting feature. A photographer remembers her poet mother. With Celia Imrie and Gerda Stevenson.
Cert PG. 86 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Wed 28 September - 7.30pm - £6

ROMEO AND JULIET

Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio are the lovers in Baz Luhrmann's breezy 1996 version.
Cert 12A. 115 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, The Cinema, County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Sat 1 October - 4pm - £3.50

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket that takes him on a magical tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
Cert PG. 115 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL, Wigtown Primary, The Hall
Web: www.wigtownbookfestival.com
Tel: 01988 403222

Wed 5 October - 8pm - Free but ticketed

A HOUSE ON THE HIGH STREET

A HOUSE ON THE HIGH STREET

Across the UK, town centres are struggling with empty shops, falling visitor numbers and decaying buildings. This film looks at the reasons behind the decline in Dumfries’s town centre, follows efforts by artists’ collective The Stove Network to breathe new life into the High Street, and asks questions about the future role of high streets everywhere. Features archive film and photography and interviews with townspeople.

After the screening there will be a panel discussion about the role of town centres with director John Wallace and action group 'Living on the High Street'. 22 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ
Web: www.thestove.org
Tel: 01387 252435

Fri 7 October - 7pm - £5

DEAR FRANKIE

Dear Frankie

A working class fairy tale set in a seaside Scottish town, ‘Dear Frankie’ is the story of nine-year-old Frankie and his mother Lizzie. Winning many awards on its release in 2004, this simple story is rich with precise observation and it tugs at the heartstrings without being maudlin or manipulative.
Cert PG. 105 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

PORT LOGAN VILLAGE HALL, Port Logan, Stranraer, Wigtonshire DG9 9NG
Tickets on the door

Sat 8 October - 10.30am - £5

Insider Outsider

Filmmaker talk and screening

Documentary filmmaker and video artist based in SW Scotland John Wallace gives an illustrated talk on the position of the documentary filmmaker in relation to subject. John considers himself an ‘insider artist’, choosing to base his practice locally around subjects with a strong connection to the area where he grew up and again lives.
120 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ
Web: www.thestove.org
Tel: 01387 252435

Sat 8 October - 4pm - £5 (£3)

UP THE JUNCTION

UP THE JUNCTION

This ground-breaking BBC Wednesday Play saw Ken Loach take the filming out of the studio and onto the streets depicted in the story. With an immediacy only ever seen in current affairs programmes, the portrayal of ordinary people’s lives had an authenticity seldom witnessed in television drama.
Cert 12. 77 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 8 October - 7pm - £5 (£3)

LAND AND FREEDOM

LAND AND FREEDOM

When David Carne (Ian Hart) dies in Liverpool in the 1990s, his granddaughter discovers documents that reveal he was a righteous young Communist in the 1930s, and had travelled to Spain to fight against the Fascists in the Civil War. Letters home illustrate Dave’s story, as he joined a Marxist revolutionary group in Barcelona, only to have his idealism chipped away witnessing the realities of war and the compromises of his comrades. Preceded by an on-screen session with director Ken Loach and producer Rebecca O’Brien. (film starts at 7.30pm)
Cert 15. 107 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.

Saturday 8 October - 7.30pm - £6

RAMS

RAMS

The Moffat Ram stands proudly at the centre of Moffat, a symbol of the area's sheep farming and centuries old woollen industry. So, what better film to show than ‘Rams’, a wonderfully dry comedy about two estranged brothers in a remote Icelandic farming valley who must come together in order to save what’s dearest to them - their sheep.
Cert 15. 93 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Moffat Movies, Old Well Theatre, Old Well Road, Moffat, DG10 9AP
Web: www.www.oldwelltheatre.co.uk
Tel: 01683 220581

Fri 14 October - 8pm - £4 (£2)

DEAD POETS SOCIETY

DEAD POETS SOCIETY

Once the village school, the Community Hub has selected this film set in an elite preparatory in Vermont about an English teacher who inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.
Cert PG. 128 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Community Hub, The School, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, DG13 0QJ
Web:www.eskdalemuir.com
Tel: 013873 73760

Sat 15 October - 7.30pm - By donation

TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER

TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER

Created by Frederick Ashton this 1971 classic film brings alive, with rich characterization and invention, the familiar images and stories of Beatrix Potter. Christine Edzard's designs conjure up a lost England of field mice and Berkshire black pigs, of foxgloves and shady groves. Swept up in the ballet's childlike exuberance, the cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colourful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit. Ashton's warm and witty, yet demanding, choreography creates a piece of charm and grace for all ages.
Cert U. 90 min.

Introduced by Jane Murray Flutter. Her mother Rumer Godden wrote 'The Tale of the Tales', a behind-scenes story of the ballet film.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Moniaive Palace Picture House, Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, High Street, Moniaive DG3 4HN
Tickets on the door

Fri 21 October - 7pm - £7 (£5.30)

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

This adaptation of Arthur Ransome's enduring children's novel is an inspiring and nostalgic summer adventure with a superb cast. It's set over an idyllic summer holiday with the four Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, running amok in their boats against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District. Followed by Q&A with screenwriter Andrea Gibb.
Cert PG. 97min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE
Web:www.rbcft.co.uk
Tel: 01387 264808

Fri 21 October - 7pm - £4

THE ANGELS' SHARE

Angels Share

Prolific filmmaker Ken Loach returns with this bittersweet comedy set in Glasgow. The film tells the story of Robbie, an ex-offender and new father whose trip to a whisky distillery offers an unconventional way of making his fortune.
Cert 15. 100 min.

David Stirk, MD of the Creative Whisky Co. will give a short talk about fine whisky before the film along with a taste of the golden nectar (film starts at 7.30pm).

Showing at / BOOKING:

Thornhill Community Centre, East Back Street, Thornhill DG3 5LH
Tickets available from Midsteeple Box Office, on the door, Hillhouse and Hunter and Bank House, 95a Drumlanrig St. Thornhill.

Book Tickets Online

 

Sat 22 October - 10am-2pm - drop-in / Free

UNRAVEL FILM WITH ARTIST FILMMAKER CHRIS PAUL DANIELS

Engage with 16mm film by marking, scratching, drawing and painting on celluloid then watch your marks animate as they are run through an analogue 16mm film projector. It's hands-on filmmaking in its most literal sense. The resulting animations will be shown in a special screening at the end of the session.

All ages welcome (parental supervision for children).

Showing at / BOOKING:

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE
Web:www.rbcft.co.uk Tel: 01387 264808

Fri 28 October - 12.30pm picnic - 2.30pm film - £5

PADDINGTON

PADDINGTON

The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru - with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character in children's literature. There will a picnic (with marmalade sandwiches of course!) before this delightfully entertaining family film. Do bring along your teddy bear – competition for the best dressed bear and the oldest bear. Please put a label around your bear (just like Paddington) saying who you are.
Cert PG. 95 min.

Ticket includes picnic. Ticket sales will be donated to The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Birchvale Theatre, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie DG5 4AR
Tickets available from Gowans Shop, Dalbeattie and annebennett80 @ btinternet.com

Sat 29 October - 1pm - £5

THE WITCHES

THE WITCHES

Dark and witty retelling of Roald Dahl’s story about a young boy on a seaside holiday with his grandmother who stumbles upon a convention of witches. Storyteller Jean Edmonston will tell some tales before the film starts to get your spine tingling.
Cert PG. 92 min.

Sanquhar has a strong tradition of storytelling and these films have been chosen to highlight the Crawick Witches which are part of their folklore.

Showing at / BOOKING:

A’ The Airts, 8/12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL
Web: www.all-the-airts.com
Tel: 01659 50514

Sat 29 October - 7pm - £5

THE WITCH

THE WITCH

A latter day classic horror which stars Scottish actress, Kate Dickie. Set in New England in 1630, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness with their five children. When their new-born son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another.Cert 15. 93 min.

Sanquhar has a strong tradition of storytelling and these films have been chosen to highlight the Crawick Witches which are part of their folklore.

Showing at / BOOKING:

A’ The Airts, 8/12 High Street, Sanquhar DG4 6BL
Web: www.all-the-airts.com
Tel: 01659 50514

Thu 3 November - 7.30pm - £5

HAMISH

HAMISH

Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) was a colossal figure in Scottish culture, a man of boundless passion and curiosity whose poems continue to elevate and inspire a nation. This documentary pays tribute to the many contrary forces and diverse facets of Henderson’s life as a poet, soldier, intellectual, activist, songwriter and leading force in the revival of Scottish folk music.
Cert PG. 88 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN
Web: www.catstrand.com
Tel: 01644 420374

Fri 4 November - 7pm - £5

THE ANGELS' SHARE

Angels Share

Prolific filmmaker Ken Loach returns with this bittersweet comedy set in Glasgow. The film tells the story of Robbie, an ex-offender and new father whose trip to a whisky distillery offers an unconventional way of making his fortune. Bar open from 7pm to enjoy a wee shot before the film which starts at 8pm.
Cert 15. 100 min.

Showing at / BOOKING:

THE RYAN CENTRE, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP
Tel: 01776 703535

Sat 5 November 12.30 – 4.30pm - £10

So Your Camera / Phone / Tablet Shoots Video...

Four-hour basic filmmaking skills workshop, from location scouting to picture and sound, with tips on editing and finishing. Aimed at those making the jump into moving image work, with an emphasis on up-skilling folks more used to stills work. Includes exercises and handouts. Taught by photographer and filmmaker Colin Tennant and documentary filmmaker and video artist John Wallace.
20 participants max.

Location:

The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ

BOOKING:

Web:www.rbcft.co.uk Tel: 01387 264808

Sat 5 November - 2pm - £5

BRAVE

Brave

Set in the rugged Scottish Highlands, ‘Brave’ follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Followed by target practice in the games hall.
Cert PG. 93 min.

This is a Relaxed Performance, designed for anyone who would benefit from a more easy-going environment, including families with babies, people with Autism Spectrum Conditions, learning disabilities or dementia. Low lights remain on in the auditorium and the volume will be lowered. You’re free to move around and make noise, or take a break during the film. Staff will be available to assist with seating and access arrangements.

Showing at / BOOKING:

THE RYAN CENTRE, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer DG9 7AP
Tel: 01776 703535

Fri 11 November - 8pm - £5 (£3.50)

OLD DOG

OLD DOG

A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price. ‘Old Dog’ is a poetic story by the leading filmmaker of the New Tibetan Cinema about Tibet's changing society, where old values are in direct conflict with new. Eskdalemuir has had a special relationship with Tibet since the founding of the nearby Kagyu Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Scotland in 1967.
88 min.

Followed by discussion with people who have travelled in Tibet.

Showing at / BOOKING:

Community Hub, The School, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, DG13 0QJ
Web:www.eskdalemuir.com
Tel: 013873 73760

Sat 12 November - 4pm - £5 (£3)

DEATH WATCH

Bertrand Tavernier's stunningly prophetic sci-fi noir is a breath-taking blend of genres that plays out like a mad trip into the heart of Big Brother. Set in Glasgow, the film follows Roddy who has a camera implanted in his eye. He’s been hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. The resulting footage will then be run on the popular TV series, 'Death Watch'.
Cert 12. 124 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 12 November - 7pm - £5 (£3)

THAT SINKING FEELING

THAT SINKING FEELING

Unemployed teenage Ronnie and his hapless pals spend their time hanging around the rainy parks and dingy cafes of Glasgow, but their world is about to change when Ronnie hatches a plan to make them all rich… Bill Forsyth’s zero budget debut feature is hilarious and inventive, and a classic in every sense. Preceded by an on-screen session with director Bill Forsyth. (film starts at 7.30pm)
Cert 12. 87 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 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.