Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 104

February 2020

www.biggarlittlecinema.org.uk


News about our multiple Oscar-winning February film


Our February film is Green Book, a multiple Oscar-winning American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.

Green Book is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Friday 28th February at 7.30pm and Saturday 29th February at 7.30pm.

The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga's son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. The film is named after 'The Negro Motorist Green Book', a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travellers, written by Victor Hugo Green.

The film received numerous accolades and nominations, and won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. The film also won the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, while Ali won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA awards for Best Supporting Actor.

Please click on the poster above to read more about the film.

Admission is £7, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.


Our 2019/20 Season of Films

Another excellent line-up - an Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama, two Oscar-winning true-life stories, a British biographical comedy-drama, a charming animated aventure and a wonderful British comedy. Please click on the posters below to read more about each film.

Stan & Ollie

Cert PG

Saturday 26th October 2019 at 7.30pm
Sunday 27th October 2019 at 7.30pm

First Man

Cert 12

Friday 15th November 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 16th November 2019 at 7.30pm

Smallfoot

Cert U

Friday 27th December 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 28th December 2019 at 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cert 12A

Friday 31st January 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 1st February 2020 at 7.30pm

Green Book

Cert 12A

Friday 28th February 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29th February 2020 at 7.30pm

Fisherman's Friends

Cert 12A

Friday 27th March 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2020 at 7.30pm


About our Films

We conducted a detailed audience survey at the end of our first full season, asking viewers which of our films they had especially enjoyed, and the type of film they would like to see in the future.

We have been informed by these comments, and have borne them in mind when selecting titles for our screenings. Hence, our objectives are to choose up-to-date films, many of them award winners, with a wide audience appeal, as well as films which we believe offer something a little unusual, and hence of special interest to cinemagoers.


About Us

Biggar Little Cinema was founded in February 2011, and is run as a community cinema on a non-profit basis.

As a not-for-profit organisation, our aim is to disburse all the surplus from our screenings as charitable donations, to local organisations and Rotary projects. So far, with your help, we have raised over £30,000.

We also aim to provide the opportunity for members of an isolated rural community to enjoy good films without having to make a round trip of 60 miles or more to the commercial cinema.

Our films are shown in high-resolution digital quality, and projected using the latest digital equipment on to a full-size cinema screen. To match the exceptional quality of our picture, our sound is Dolby stereo using high definition loudspeakers. The Corn Exchange is well-known as an excellent venue, with very comfortable cinema-style seating and a cosy atmosphere. A full bar is available both before and after each screening, with a lounge area for relaxing and chatting with friends. All in all, Biggar Little Cinema offers a perfect location - and all proceeds go to support local organisations and Rotary projects.

If you have any questions about Biggar Little Cinema, please contact

Stewart Houston on 01899 220418 or
Tom Matthews on 01899 220783 or
Brian Curle on 01968 682294

Thank you again for your support!


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