Nairn Book & Arts Festival – Sat 14th Sept

  • 10.00-11.30am Discovery Film Festival Shorts for Wee ones & Boy in the Bunnet (U) – Short films from around the world for some of the youngest audiences at the festival – this year we journey to France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and the USA.  All these short films are in English or are dialogue free. These magical tales will delight children age 3+.
  • 12.00-1.15pm Scottish Documentary Institute Shorts (PG) – a selection of the best shorts from SDI’s flagship training scheme Bridging the Gap. Established in 2004 Scottish Documentary Institute have produced over a 100 films, screening in 60 countries worldwide, garnering international recognition as being at the cutting edge of documentary. 
  • 1.30pm-3.00pm From Scotland with Love (U) –  an amazing journey into our collective past which explores themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play set to a soundtrack created by Fife’s finest folk songsmith King Creosote. 
  • 3.15pm-4.00pm The Shutdown with Alan Bissett (PG) – An autobiographical film written and narrated by Alan Bissett about an industrial accident at the Petrochemical plant in Falkirk where his father worked. The film explores Bissett’s relationship with his hometown and the industry that surrounds it.
  • 5.00-5.45pm Prince Achmed Soundtrack Workshop with Chris Davies – A hands on, fun experience on how to create music and atmospheric sound for film and theatre using instruments, body and voice.
  • 6.00-7.00pm The Adventures of Prince Achmed (PG) (with live soundtrack by Chris Davies) – Join us for a very special screening of the world’s first feature length animation. Handmade by Lotte Reiniger in 1926 the film is reinvigorated by Chris Davies’ new Composition and live performance which uses a spectacular array of musical instruments from around the world to breath new life and meaning into Reiniger’s spectacular film. **This screening is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.**
  • 8.00-10.00pm Restless Natives (PG) – Two bored Edinburgh youths decide to add a little excitement into their lives by donning masks and calling themselves ‘The Clown and the Wolfman’. They use their disguises to retain their anonymity as they hijack coaches, but don’t prove particularly threatening, and in fact become a tourist attraction in this classic Scottish comedy.
  • 10.00pm-12.00am Figure (U) – an experimental film about boys growing up without fathers. Through a dynamic fusion of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, FIGURE follows two young men as they search for answers both outside and inside themselves.
  • Untouchable (15) – this French comedy drama charts an unusual friendship. Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer. Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship.

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