Programme in the Mill Bistro Seiont Caernarfon

For the Blue Sky progamme click here.   To sign up for emails click here.  

We try to start the screening at 7.30pm, food is served from 5.30pm.

Mill Seiont screenings are on the second Wednesday of the month. Blue Sky screenings are on the fourth Thursday.

We would welcome any film suggestions or offers of help to to info@occasionalcinema.org.

2019

 

Wed 9 Jan 19

Merchants of Doubt

Robert Kenner    USA    2014            96 mins     12A

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner ('Food Inc' shown at Caban a few years ago) lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change Cigarettes, climate change, and flame retardants are just some of the topics covered in this highly informative and unnerving documentary.

 

Wed 13 Feb 19

Tanna

Martin Butler, Bentley Dean   Australia     2015     104 mins     12   drama romance

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

With its magnetic cast and Venice award-winning cinematography, this film treads the familiar theme of star-crossed lovers with shimmering vitality - The Guardian

The first ever Australian-made film to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

Wed 13 Mar 19

Palio

Cosima Spender    Italy/UK     2015    91 mins     12     documentary

A film about the world's oldest horse race, held twice a year in the Italian city of Siena since medieval times. Each of the city's 10 districts enters a rider, with deal-making and bribery as vital to success as good horsemanship. Jockey Gigi Bruschelli needs only two more victories to become the greatest champion in the event's history - but this year, he has fierce competition from his own protege.

Picturesquely shot, tightly edited and re-purposing some old Ennio Morricone soundtrack music to spaghetti-western effect, this is an eye-opening documentary that can be enjoyed with or without previous knowledge of horses or horse racing.

 

Still more to follow . . .

 

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

For the Blue Sky 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 the the Mill Bistro food is usually available from 5.30pm and a sophisticated clientele enjoy the wholesome food, reasonable price (about 11.00 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.
Details of films are available on this website and we send out regular electronic mailings - please enter your details including an up-to-date email address here.