Comedy Genius Season

Coming up in January 2019 we are proud to be part of the BFI Comedy Genius Season.

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We are putting the finishing touches to a month of comedy with feature films, comedy shorts and Film themed quiz nights.  Below are the events booked so far:

Comedy Film Nights:

5th Jan – Monty Python & The Holy Grail – Moffat, Old Wells Theatre
13th Jan – Monty Python & The Holy Grail – Wigtown County Buildings
20th Jan – Duck Soup – Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre – Click here to book online
25th Jan – Tampopo – Cample Line, Thornhill
26th Jan – Monty Python & The Holy Grail – Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre – Click here to book online
27th Jan – Monty Python & The Holy Grail – Twynholm Village Hall
30th Jan – Blazing Saddles – St Johns Town of Dalry Town Hall

TV & Film Comedy Quiz nights:

15th Feb – Comedy Genius TV and Film quiz night – Auchencairn, Murray Hall
18th Jan – Comedy Genius TV and Film quiz night – Moffat, Old Wells Theatre
19th Jan – Comedy Genius TV and Film quiz night – Lochans Village Hall
TBA – Comedy Genius TV and Film quiz night – Portpatrick Village Hall
TBA – Comedy Genius TV and Film quiz night – Wigtown County Buildings

Comedy Short Film nights:

11th Jan – Comedy Shorts Film Night – Auchencairn, Murray Hall
TBA – Comedy Shorts Film Night – Beltie Bookshop and Café, Wigtown

Comedy Genius is a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.   #bficomedy

 

Upcoming Screenings

21 Feb

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Portpatrick
£5

21st Feb 2019 – Portpatrick – Finding Your Feet

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie
Runtime: 1hr 51mins
Released: 2017

23 Feb

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Sorbie
£5

23rd Feb 2019 – Sorbie – Murder on the Orient Express

When a murder occurs on the train on which he’s travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Runtime: 1 hr 54 mins
Released: 2017

24 Feb

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Twynholm Village Hall
£5

24th Feb 2019 – Twynholm – Victoria and Abdul

An Indian clerk named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) travels to London to present Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) with a ceremonial coin for her Golden Jubilee. The pair form an unexpected bond upon meeting, but the lifelong friendship that develops is threatened by the disapproval of Victoria’s inner circle. As the Queen contemplates what her life of service has meant and the restrictions it has placed on her, Abdul brings her joy as he indulges her fascination with the country she rules over from half a world away.

Directed by Stephen Frears.
Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith
Released: 2017
Runtime: 1hr 51mins

27 Feb

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Dalry Town Hall
£5

27th Feb 2019 – Dalry – The Mercy

Based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first non-stop single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968. The story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his wife Claire and children waited for his return at home is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
Runtime: 1 hr 52 mins
Released: 2018

Our Screening Locations

Tolbooth Art Centre
64 High St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JL, UK
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Borgue Village Hall
Blackcat Cottage, Borgue, Kirkcudbright DG6 4SH, UK
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Portpatrick
2 Welsh Pl, Portpatrick, Stranraer DG9 8TZ, UK
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Ballantrae
Ballantrae Parish Church, Main Street, Ballantrae, UK
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Canonbie
Beck House, Lymiecleuch, Canonbie DG14 0RD, UK
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Dundrennan
2 A711, Kirkcudbright DG6 4QH, UK
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Machars Movies
2 B7063, Newton Stewart DG8 8LH, UK
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Lochans
8 Lochans Mill Ave, Stranraer DG9 9BZ, UK
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Kirkcolm Village Hall
52 Main St, Kirkcolm, Stranraer DG9 0NN, UK
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Kirkpatrick Fleming
Village, Lockerbie DG11 3AY, UK
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Monreith
9 St Medans, Monreith, Newton Stewart DG8 9LL, UK
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Wallace Hall Academy
Wallace Hall Academy, Station Road, Thornhill DG3 5DS
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Lochinch Castle Lawns
Unnamed Road, Stranraer DG9 8RT, UK
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Castle Kennedy Gardens
Unnamed Road, Stranraer DG9 8SJ, UK
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Port Logan
1 Nessock Terrace, Port Logan, Stranraer DG9 9NQ, UK
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Whauphill Village Hall
B7052, Newton Stewart DG8 9NN, UK
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Auchencairn Murry Hall
4 Church Rd, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas DG7 1QS, UK
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Eskdalemuir Community Hub
B709, Eskdalemuir, Langholm DG13 0QF, UK
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Cample Mill
89 Cample, Thornhill DG3 5HD, UK
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Waterbeck Village Hall
1797 B722, Lockerbie DG11 3JS, UK
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Dalry Town Hall
Southern Upland Way, Castle Douglas DG7 3SW, UK
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Wigtown
11 N Main St, Wigtown, Newton Stewart DG8 9HN, UK
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Twynholm Village Hall
3 Main St, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright DG6 4NT, UK
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Dunscore – Flicks in the Sticks – Glenriddell Hall
3 Church Cres, Dunscore, Dumfries DG2 0TA, UK
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Sorbie
1 Wigtown Rd, Sorbie, Newton Stewart DG8 8EL, UK
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