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.

2018

10 Jan 18

The Beckoning Silence

Louise Osmund  UK  2007  75 mins  Drama / Documentary

In this docu-movie, Joe Simpson (Touching the Void) shows how to tell a true story in a modern, breathtaking way. He gives a description of events from outside but also from the inside, climbing part of the mountain (the well-known Eiger) himself. He goes deep into the characters feelings, just by comparing their emotions with his own.

A story about mountaineers and the man behind the climber. Great story-telling about the risk, the hope and the fragility of life.

 

14 Feb 18

Treacle Junior

Jamie Thraves   2010   82 mins    cert.15    Drama

An odd little independent film, made on the cheap in London and with an on-the-street vibe. It's a character study of two men, the principle of whom remains a mystery from beginning to end: he's a family man who one day abandons his family, flees to London, and appears to be having some kind of mid-life crisis.

The main emphasis of the film is on the second man, played by Aidan Gillen, who has gone on to receive fame and recognition for his role as Littlefinger in Game of Thrones. In this film he is quite different, a man with the behaviour of a child, delightfully uninhibited and taking a natural joy in the world and in his surroundings. Gillen's character is loud, brash, and often annoying, but nonetheless it's an acting tour-de-force and he never fails to convince in his part.

There are a couple of scenes of sex and violence.

 

14 Mar 18

On Body and Soul

Ildiko Enyedi   Hungary  2017   116 mins    cert.18    Drama/romance

On the outskirts of Budapest, the ageing recluse, Endre, is the reserved and saturnine manager of a small abattoir, who is used to hiding his disabled left arm along with his emotions behind a busy schedule. And then, unexpectedly, the loner's eye is caught by a shy and graceful newcomer in the office; the young Mária, the plant's cryptic and glacially beautiful quality-control inspector. Strange as it may seem, the slaughterhouse will provide the unorthodox background for a timid affair between the tender outcasts.

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations.  Some gory scenes in the slaughterhouse during the opening sequence.

 

 

One more screening - in April . . .

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.

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.