Published: 04/12/2015 10:21 - Updated: 04/12/2015 12:33

Cromarty Film Festival line-up

Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith and special effects maker Andrew Jackson will talk about the film in Cromarty this weekend.
Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith and special effects maker Andrew Jackson will talk about the film in Cromarty this weekend.

Friday

6.30pm – Opening Event: Scottish Screen Shorts. Short films selected by Matt Lloyd and a warming dram for this outside screening at The Lighthouse.

7.30pm – Some Like It Hot (U). Classic cross-dressing comedy as Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguise themselves as female musicians and join Marilyn Monroe’s jazz band. The choice of actress Barbara Rafferty. Victoria Hall.

10.30pm – Mad Max: Fury Road (15). Tom Hardy takes over from Mel Gibson as the post-apocalypse road warrior in last year’s franchise reboot. Introduced by producer Iain Smith. Victoria Hall.

Saturday

10.30am – Song of the Sea (PG). Celtic legends, bravura design and stylised graphic design combine in this Oscar nominated film from Ireland. Victoria Hall.

11am – Laurel & Hardy. A drop-in screening of favourites from the comedy duo in "Ben’s Hoose" at 35 Bank Street.

11.30am – International Shorts. Glasgow Short Film Festival director Matt Lloyd returns with a selection of his favourite recent shorts from around the world. Hugh Miller Institute.

1pm – Death of a Gentleman. Executive producer Christopher Hirst will attend this screening of his cricket documentary and answer questions. Hugh Miller Institute.

1pm – Animated Shorts. Award-winning animator Will Anderson, who is originally from the Black Isle, introduces a selection of his short films. The Old Brewery.

1.30 – Scottish Screen Archive Films 1. Allan Mackay, the Gaelic Film archivist from Scottish Screen Archives, introduces a programme of quirky, interesting and often unseen Scottish films. The Hugh Miller Institute.

3pm – Floodtide. Romantic drama from 1949 with future The Professionals and Upstairs, Downstairs star Gordon Jackson as a young man who defies his father and leaves the family farm to work in the Clyde shipyards. Sutor Creek.

3pm – Shorts Masterclass: Family Album. Award-winning Edinburgh documentary maker Duncan Cowles talks about the dilemmas and revelations when using your nearest and dearest as raw material. Hugh Miller Institute.

5pm – Films from the West. Uist filmmaker Andy Mackinnon and Lewis storyteller and author Ian Stephen present some of their joint work. The Stables.

5.30pm – Life Itself (15). Documentary about world renowned film critic Roger Ebert. Victoria Hall.

8.30pm – Chocolat (PG). Johnny Depp adopts an unlikely Irish accent in the story of how a chocolate shop owner (Juliette Binoche) brings changes to a quiet French town. Victoria Hall.

9.30pm – Nostalia For The Light (PG). Film about Chile’s Atacama desert, whose remoteness makes its perfect for observing the stars, but more darkly also for the disposal of political prisoners during General Pinochet’s dictatorship, The Stables.

 

Sunday

10.30am – Minions (PG). The lovable henchmen from the Despicable Me films get star billing in their own movie. Victoria Halls.

Directed by a Scotsman, starring an Irishman and filmed in New Zealand, western 'Slow West' is screened on Sunday afternoon.
Directed by a Scotsman, starring an Irishman and filmed in New Zealand, western 'Slow West' is screened on Sunday afternoon.

12pm – Scottish Shorts. More short films selected by Matt Lloyd. Hugh Miller Institute.

12.30pm – Visual Effects: Meet the Professionals – Mad Max in the making. Producer Iain Smith and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson discuss techniques for the special effects on Mad Max: Fury Road, along with examples of Jackson’s work on other films. Victoria Hall.

2pm – Slow West (15). Michael Fassbender plays a bounty hunter helping a naive Scottish teenager (Kodi Smit-McPhee) search for his beloved in 19th century Colorado in this western directed by Scotsman John MacLean and filmed in New Zealand. Victoria Hall.

2pm – Scottish Screen Archive Films 2. More films selected by Allan Mackay. Hugh Miller Institute.

3pm – The Ghost of St Michael’s (U). Classroom capers with Will Hay, one of the Britain’s biggest comedy stars of the ’30s and ’40s, assigned to teach pupils in a spooky Scottish school. Sutor Creek.

4.30pm – A Touch of Evil (PG). Orson Welles directs and stars in this noir thriller set on the US-Mexican border with Charlton Heston as a Mexican detective caught up in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion. The Stables.

6.30pm – Pride (15). This year’s grande finale is a feel good comedy about gay activists giving their support to Welsh miners during the 1980s miners’ strike. Resolis Hall.

 

More details and ticket info: www.cromartyfilmfestival.org

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