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  • Alistair Braidwood

Films & Festivities Down The Firth: A Preview Of The Dunoon Film Festival…


Now firmly established as one of Scotland’s finest, the Dunoon Film Festival is back this coming weekend (9-11 November) with a fantastic line-up. Here is the SWH! preview, with 10 suggestions for you to ponder, but you can check out the full programme here.

Tickets are incredible value for money, either £5, £3 or free, with the option of getting a festival pass for £30 which lets you fill your filmic boots and see whatever takes your fancy.

As well as tremendous opening and closing films, there are free screenings, workshops, cinema for children, and even the promise of a scratch-&-sniff version of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-RabbitIt’s well worth a trip doon the watter for the following reasons and more.

There’s rare footage from one of Scotland’s finest filmmakers, a musical zom/rom/com/ where La La Land meets Shaun Of The Dead, Harry Dean Stanton in one of his final screen roles, a live score from The Badwills to a classic Italian silent movie, the Scotsman who paved the way for Charlie Chaplin, the master of stop-motion cinema, a documentary about one of Scotland’s greatest (if controversial) sportsmen, Josie Long’s eagerly awaited Glasgow-based debut, and the festival closes with a 2018 BAFTA winning feature. All this and a showing of SWH’s favourite film of all time (and you can read just some of the reasons why here) followed by an ’80s disco. Who could ask for more? Not us. See you on the dance floor…

Where I Am is Here: Margaret Tait 100 – Free Event – 12pm / Fri 9 November / Pier Building

Anna and the Apocalypse – 4.30pm / Fri 9 November / Studio Cinema

Lucky – 7pm / Fri 9 November / Studio Cinema

Silent Divas: Assunta Spina – with live score – Doors: 8pm, film: 8.30pm / Fri 9 November / Dunoon Burgh Hall

Billie Ritchie: The Man Who Made the World Laugh – Free Event – 11am / Sat 10 November / Pier Building

Ray Harryhausen: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Other Fantastic Tales – 4.30pm / Sat 10 November / Studio Cinema

Gregory’s Girl with 80s Disco! – Doors: 8pm, film: 8.30pm / Sat 10 November / Dunoon Burgh Hall

Time Trial – 12.30pm / Sun 11 November / Studio Cinema

Super November – 2.30pm / Sun 11 November / Studio Cinema

Nae Pasaran – 6.30pm / Sun 11 November / Studio Cinema

That’s a cracking selection, I hope you agree, and there’s so much more on offer. Since it’s inception in 2013, the Dunoon Film Festival continue to go from strength to strength.

#AssuntaSpina #TimeTrial #AnnaamptheApocalypse #MargaretTait #The7thVoyageofSinbad #DunoonFilmFestival #NaePasaran #Lucky #SuperNovember #AlmostAScandal #GregorysGirl

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