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Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015 at 7.30pm
Biggar Little Cinema Presents '12 Years a Slave'
Winner of Three Oscars including Best Picture
Our February film is 12 Years a Slave, a British produced and directed historical drama film, winner of three Oscars, two BAFTAs and a Golden Globe.
It is an adaptation of the 1853 memoir 'Twelve Years a Slave' by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African American man, who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for twelve years before his release.
This is the third feature film directed by British director Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt and Alfre Woodard are all featured in supporting roles.
12 Years a Slave received widespread critical acclaim, by critics and audiences, for its acting (particularly for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o), Steve McQueen's direction, screenplay, production values, and its faithfulness to Solomon Northup's account. It was named the best film of the year by several media outlets. The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ridley. BAFTA recognised the film with the Best Film and the Best Actor award for Ejiofor. It was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Drama).
12 Years a Slave is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Friday 27th February 2015 at 7.30pm and Saturday 28th February 2015 at 7.30pm.
Admission is £6, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.
Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st March 2015 at 7.30pm
BJ Productions Presents 'Inherit The Wind'
Two legal titans confront each other when a close-knit community puts freedom of speech on trial.
When science teacher Bertram Cates violates a state law he finds himself at the centre of a court case that not only shakes the United States but resonates across the world.
Considered one of the great American plays of the twentieth century Lawrence and Lee’s gripping, relevant drama is inspired by the famous Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial where in 1925 school teacher John Scopes stood accused of violating a Tennessee statute by teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to his students.
‘He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart’
All tickets £10.00
Tickets on sale in Biggar at Ian Hamilton’s Newsagents and in Lanark at Oxfam Shop.
To reserve tickets - phone : 01555752912