“Animal Families and Me” promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife – all, of course, illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, Gordon’s tales of challenging expeditions make for a thrilling evening not to be missed.
This talk is being generously sponsored by J&H Mitchell Solicitors and Estate Agents.
Cert 12, 2017, 97 mins, Catalan with subtitles
After her mother’s death from Aids, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle’s family to live with them in rural Catalonia. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life. Writer-director Carla Simon’s debut feature is a deeply personal child-eye’s view of loss.
Cert PG, 201S, 113 mins, Japanese with subtitles
The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food. Touching and meditative adaption of Durian Sukegawa novel from director Naome Kawase.
What perfect antidote to the dark days of January than a dose of sunshine? A celebration of the power of home, family and love, full to bursting with the euphoric music of The Proclaimers. Starring Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George Mackay and Kevin Guthrie. Licensed bar. Tickets £8 (£6 students/under 18s) includes a complimentary ‘Sunshine’ cocktail.
Cert 15, 2015, 138 mins, French with subtitles
Director Xavier Beauvais’ first world war drama follows Hortense (Nathalie Baye), a stoic female farmer who protects the land, and her family’s reputation, while her boys fight on the front. This beautifully shot film set in the Massif Central evokes the role and psychology of those left on the farm during the first world war.
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Culture Perth & Kinross Libraries staff comparing the film & book. Tickets are available from Strathearn Community Campus reception.
Supporting LGBT History Month 2019
Gary Sutherland is not your typical nature writer. He lived on the doorstep of the West Highland Way for many years, ignoring it, until one day he started to walk – and walk and walk. Gary tells how hills gave him the heebiejeebies, and forests frightened him. Add to that his deep aversion to most forms of wildlife. Then, one day, he decided to tackle the West Highland Way… and the Great Glen Way… and the Speyside Way. This is a tale – with images – of courage, cows, resilience, feral goats, ambition, Belgians, ludicrous ledges, cataclysmic quagmires and creepy messages spelt out in pine cones!
3.00pm – 4.00pm | £8.50
The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. The dogs are the Queen’s constant companions and Jenny’s book reveals the scraps and scrapes in which the dogs have been involved.
Daughter of Sir John Junor and school-mate of Princess Anne, journalist, TV presenter and popular writer, Penny Junor is possibly best known for her royal biographies, originating with Diana: Princess of Wales, earning her the label of ‘royal expert’. This is a fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions on what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.
3.00pm – 4.00pm | £8.50
Cert l5, 2017, 111mins, Spanish, Portuguese with subtitles, English
Set over one summer, precocious six-year-old Moonee courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World. Warm, winning, and gloriously alive,·Sean Baker’s film is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood
Cert 12A, 2018, 85 mins, Spanish with subtitles, English
In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines used in the brutal military coup in Chile. The boycott lasted for four years but the workers never knew what impact they had. Director Felipe Bustos Sierra, the son of a Chilean exile based in Scotland, reunites these inspirational figures to hear their stories.
Scotland is a nature-depleted nation – its large carnivores have gone and the balanced ecosystem that emerged from the ice has unravelled. But a bold new vision has started to evolve: one of native woodland, restored peatland and a landscape driven by natural processes. In this stunning presentation, Peter showcases the work of a team of dedicated photographers and film-makers who have gathered images to make the case for a wilder Scotland.
Cert l5, 2017, 118 mins, Italian with subtitles
Pio, a 14 year old in a South Italian Roma community, is desperate to grow up fast and follow in his brother’s footsteps . When his brother and father are arrested, he needs to quickly become the family’s breadwinner by trading stolen goods with African refugees. A fascinating study of contemporary Italian society from Jonas Carpignano . Supported by Amnesty International.
Film and Book evening with Culture Perth & Kinross
Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed. The film will be followed by a discussion with Culture Perth & Kinross Libraries staff comparing the film & book. Tickets are available from Strathearn Community Campus reception.