Programme in Bangor

For the Mill Seiont progamme click here.   To sign up for emails click here.  

Screenings are at 7.30pm on the fourth Thursday of the month. Food is served from 6.30pm.

Films at the Mill Seiont are on the second Wednesday of each month.

We would welcome any film suggestions or offers of help. Please email us at  info@occasionalcinema.org.

2019


Thurs 24 Jan 19

The Magic Flute

Ingmar Bergman   Sweden   1975   135 mins   comedy  fantasy  music  romance

This is, first and foremost, a film, albeit a film based on an opera.

If you like opera - you should see it. If you don't like opera, there's enough film and plot to make it interesting (Bergman is a master of cinema after all) and who knows - you may enjoy at least some of the music as well. We've tried it out on non-opera goers and got favourable reactions.  

"One of the best and most enjoyable operatic films ever made. Watching Bergman's presentation of "The Magic Flute" does not require an extensive opera-going experience can be enjoyed on many different levels."

Nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Cesar awards. Won a BAFTA.

 

Thurs 28 Feb 19

Hotel Salvation

Shubhashish Bhutiani   India   2016   102 mins   PG   comedy  drama

When a nightmare convinces seventysomething Dayanand Kumar (Lalit Behl) he is about to die, his accountant son Rajiv (Adil Hussain) shelves his problems at home and work to join him on a trip to the holy Hindu city of Varanasi. The tranquil atmosphere soon has a restorative effect. And there’s nothing maudlin about Dayanand's  odyssey, as he discovers life beside the Ganges to be very much to his liking, especially after he hooks up with a sprightly widow (played by his real-life wife, Navnindra Behl).

 A leisurely, wise and ultimately affecting meditation on the benefits of letting go.

 

Thurs 28 Mar 19

Shoplifters

Hirokazu Koreeda     2018   121 mins   15   crime  drama

Excellently scripted and full of impressive subtleties, Shoplifters is a harrowing look at a working-class family in Tokyo, in the business of trying to simply make ends meet day by day. At first glance this may seem like just a story of this family resorting to petty crime, but as the plot gradually unfolds the reasons for the behaviour and decisions of each character is revealed, and al the dots begin to connect amidst this struggle.

A big hit with the critics. Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 64 nominations including Palme d'Or at Cannes.

 

Thurs 4 April 19

All the Rage

The Role of Psychological Trauma in Chronic Pain

Film to start at 7:45pm followed by Q & A with Psychologists. 
On behalf of the the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) Wales, A documentary about the impact of psychological trauma on the experience of chronic pain.

“For nearly 50 years, Dr. John Sarno has been focusing on the mind-body connection and the nature of stress and the manifestation of physical ailments. Filmmaker Michael Galinsky collects testimonies from patients like Larry David and Howard Stern as well as other practitioners when he is struck with pain himself, bringing an unexpectedly personal dimension to his investigation.”

The Blue Sky Café will be offering soup, cheese and local bread for £5 per head, this will be served between 6:30pm and 7:45pm. In addition, the bar will be open serving alcohol and hot drinks and cakes throughout the evening.

This event is free to the general public and there will also be an opportunity for a discussion and question and answer session with psychologists following the film.

 

There might be one more film in April . . .

We would welcome any film suggestions (positive or negative) to info@occasionalcinema.org. All offers of help gratefully received.

For the Mill Seiont progamme click here    To sign up for emails click here  

Occasional Cinema is a film society run by volunteers. Films are shown at the Mill Bistro, Seiont, Caernarfon on the second Wednesday of the month and at the Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor on the fourth Thursday and unless stated otherwise start sometime after 7.30pm. We do not generally show films during the summer.

Membership is available on the door for a cost of £5; the first film is free; after this entrance for the film is £3.00.

At Blue Sky food is usually available from 6.30pm and a sophisticated clientele enjoy the wholesome food, reasonable price (about £10.50 for two courses) and excellent atmosphere.  Please make reservations for any meals - The Mill Seiont 01286 676549, Blue Sky 01248 355444. You can't book a seat for the film only, which is on a first come first served basis. If you want to guarantee a seat you must book a meal.
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