2018 - 2019 Programme and Ratings   
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Our 46th season features 25 films from 16 different countries!

Screenings take place on Thursday evenings in the main auditorium of Ayr Town Hall. A choice of seating is available in the stalls or the circle. Doors open at 7pm with screenings commencing at 7.30pm. Programme notes are provided for every film.

Each week, members and guests can comment anonymously on the film screened and rate it as either excellent, good, average, poor or dreadful. These ratings are converted into an overall average score for the film, and all comments are displayed the following week in the foyer.

  September 2018   Rating
 6th        THE LODGER (UK 1927) dir: Alfred Hitchcock 
A serial killer is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man is looking for a room to rent.
NB: This film is not included in membership *** Entry £5 ***  

THEIR FINEST (UK 2016) dir: Lone Scherfig

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. 

20th     THE SALESMAN (Iran 2017) dir: Asghar Farhadi 
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator.
27th     THE DIVINE ORDER (Switzerland 2017) dir: Petra Volpe  

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.


  October 2018          

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (USA 2017) dir: L Guadagnino 
In northern Italy 1983, 17 year-old Elio meets Oliver, his father's  assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.


                    66.00%  (sound          issue)


LAND OF MINE (Denmark 2015) dir: Martin Zandvliet 
In post-WW2 Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. 

18th       MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (France 2016) dir: Claude Barras
(animation)  preceded by AGM
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. 
25th     THREE BILLBOARDS (USA 2017) dir: Martin McDonagh
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. 
   November 2018    
 1st        THE ORNITHOLOGIST (Portugal 2016) dir: Pedro Rodrigues  
A solitary ornithologist is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. He is rescued by two Chinese pilgrims, but then plunges into an eerie forest.

THE SQUARE (Sweden 2017) dir: Ruben Ostland

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. 


"Peter's Choice"

*** OUR VINTAGE PRESENTATION *** DOUBLE FEATURE ***  1.Newsreel of WW1 soldiers in Ayr  (9 mins)   

2.NEWSFRONT (Australia 1978) dir: Phillip Noyce                             In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public. 


IN BETWEEN (Palestine 2017) dir: Maysaloun Hamoud

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. 



IN THE AISLES / In den Gängen                                                  (Germany 2015) dir: Thomas Stuber 

Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.

   December 2018    
  THE FLORIDA PROJECT (USA 2017) dir: Sean Baker
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates  while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World. 
   57.65%  (sound            issue)
  A MAN CALLED OVE (Sweden 2015) dir: Hannes Holm
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated, retired widow develops a surprising friendship with his boisterous new neighbours. 
   January 2019    


  THE DEATH OF STALIN (UK 2017) dir: Armando Ianucci
Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the
chaos of the regime after his death.

 *** 10th   


BEUYS (Germany 2017) dir: Andres Veiel                                            Start 16:30  Finish 18:20

A documentary about the 20th century German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys. 






NAOMI'S JOURNEY (Germany 2017) dir: Frieder Schlaich                   Start 19:30 Finish 21:05   
Twenty-year old Naomi lives a simple life with her younger siblings in Peru. Her big sister seems to live a life of fortune, until she is murdered by her German husband.  Naomi joins her mother in Germany, the land of the crime, and becomes joint plaintiff for the trial in Berlin.

17th        CERTAIN WOMEN (USA 2016) dir: Kelly Reichert
The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. 

 *** 24th


QUEEN OF NIENDORF (Germany 2017) dir: Joya Thome
      Start 17:00  Finish 18:10
Instead of attending summer camp with the giggling girls of her class, Lea wants to join in with the boys gang of the village. But Lea will only be allowed, if she is proven not to be afraid.





 WESTERN (Germany 2017) dir: Valeska Grisebach
      Start 19:30  Finish 21:35  

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust of the local villagers, and the stage is quickly set for a showdown.


THE MESSENGER (USA 2015) dir: Su Rynard

A visually stunning journey into the beauty and importance of the imperilled songbird. Winner of international film festival awards.
NB: This film is not included in membership *** Entry £5 *** 
  February 2019     
         Screening of THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE has been moved to 4th April due works in the town hall
             Screening of TIMES AND WINDS has been moved to 28th March due works in the town hall
21st        LOVELESS (Russia 2016) dir: Andrey Zuyagintsev
A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. 
28th        YOUR NAME (Japan 2016) dir: Makoto Shinkai
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? 
  March 2019     
 7th       HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI (India 2016) dir: Mudassar Aziz
After fleeing an arranged marriage, a feisty Indian woman finds herself stranded in Pakistan where the ex-governor's son helps reunite her with her boyfriend.
 28th        TIMES AND WINDS (Turkey 2011) dir: Reha Erdem 
A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature.
     April 2019    
 4th        THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Finland 2017) Dir: Aki Kaurismäki
(Toivon tuolla puolen)
A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. 

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