August Update

Follow up on last movie “Sunshine on Leith”

The movie was well attended  with 15 Members and 3 Guests on the night.
It was a again at times a fun film and also at the same time quite dramatic. The story was good and kept building up throughout the movie.
The real bonus and enjoyment though was the music; there was pretty much consensus about this by all the members I talked to during supper.

Our next film on the 4th of September is the 2016 UK Documentary
“School Life” directed by Neasa Ni Chianain, David Rane       

A year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Headfort School, housed in an 18th Century Hogwarts-like estate, embraces tradition and modernity, and this is John and Amanda Leyden’s life.
For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion.
For Amanda the key to connecting with children is the book and she uses all means to engage the minds of her young charges with literature.
For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds but now they must start making preparations for their retirement? What will keep them young if they leave?

The original title for this film was “In Loco Parentis”.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 4th of September.


July Update

Follow up on last movie “The Guard”

The movie was well attended  with again about 20 Members and Guests.
It was a fun film and enjoyed by most members, (there were quite a few laughs) even though the language may not have appealed to all of them.
I personally liked it and am still wondering if as he was such a good swimmer whether he may have survived and disappeared with all the money 🙂

Our next film on the 7th of August is the 2013 UK Comedy/Drama/Musical/Romance
“Sunshine on Leith” directed by D.Fletcher.

This film is based on Stephen Greenhorn’s sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. The cast includes Paul Brannigan, who was Robbie in The Angel’s Share.
The songs are performed by the cast. The Proclaimers themselves appear in a brief cameo.
“Drama , fun, and very enjoyable”.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 7th of August.

June Update

Follow up on last movie “The Angel’s Share”

Again good attendance with more then 20 Members and Guests even though it was a cold night and it would have been tempting to stay at home in front the fire.
The film was a success and really enjoyed by all the members I had a chance to talk to.
The only criticism was that the Scottish dialect was hard to understand and subtitles would have been very helpful which I wholeheartedly agree with. Particularly at the beginning I found it quite difficult to follow the dialogue.

Our next film on the 3rd of July is the 2011 buddy cop comedy film from Ireland
“The Guard” written and directed by John Michael McDonagh.

Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) is a small-town cop with a foul mouth, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and no interest whatever in the international cocaine-smuggling drop that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) to his small Irish seaside town.
His new young partner Aidan (Rory McBride) disappears, his favourite hooker attempts to blackmail him into turning a blind eye, and finally the drug-traffickers try to buy him off as they have every other member of the local police force.
He realises that he needs to take matters into his own hands, and the only person he can trust is Everett.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 3rd of July.