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SCREEN SHETLAND’S 7TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Frances Ha 2 - 8 September

30 AUG - 8 SEP 2013


WELCOME TO SCREENPLAY After a packed year of cinema at Mareel, we felt that Screenplay would have to be extra special this year, and we think we’ve cracked it! There will be a celebration of Scottish film makers, digital meetings with Joshua Oppenheim (The Act of Killing) Toby Jones (Infamous), and David Morrissey (The Deal), visits from Wilma Smith (Behold Me Standing), Amy Hardie (The Edge of Dreaming), and Robert Rae (The Happy Lands), some lovely films for children, films exploring our mini-theme of ‘A Matter of Life & Death,’ a special Screenplay Film Quiz, some of Shetland’s own film makers’ work, and last, but certainly not least, Simon Thompson’s feature-length documentary, Reels on Wheels – the Hansel Story, a record of Shetland Arts’ Cultural Olympiad project from last year, A Hansel of Film – Shetland to Southampton and Back. Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams have been curating Screenplay since it started in 2007. Mark and Linda love Shetland, and, inspired by their involvement in Screenplay, have set up a film festival in their own backyard in the New Forest. They also became ambassadors for Shetland Arts’ Cultural Olympiad project, A Hansel of Film – Shetland to Southampton and Back, and played an active and energetic part in promoting the project across the UK.

FUNDERS & SPONSORS As funding for the arts grows ever more difficult to obtain, we are particularly grateful this year to our sponsors and supporters: Creative Scotland, Ronas Media, Arts and Business Scotland*, Shetland Jewellery, Shetland Film Club, Amnesty International Shetland, Singing Saturdays, Global Yell, UNISON and DJ Film and Sound – thank you all for ensuring that this year’s festival could happen. *The New Arts Sponsorship Grants scheme incentivises businesses to sponsor the arts in Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Arts & Business Scotland. An arts organisation receiving an eligible business sponsorship can apply for £1 of funding for every £1 of sponsorship. The funding goes towards additional arts activity, for which the sponsor receives additional business benefits. www.aandbscotland.org.uk

BOOKING

Tickets available from Friday 23rd August  www.shetlandboxoffice.org  01595 745555  In person from: Mareel, Lerwick, ZE1 0WQ and Islesburgh Community Centre, King Harald Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0EQ

FESTIVAL INFO

Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ

AMNESTY

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INTERNATIONAL

SHETLAND

Programme correct at time of going to press. Check online for up to date programme: www.shetlandarts.org/events/screenplay Kathy Hubbard Head of Development, Shetland Arts Printed by: Shetland Litho, Gremista, Lerwick, Shetland


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THE WORK THEY SAY IS MINE

THE SELKIE'S THE WIZARD LOVER OF OZ   REC. 12A    18 MINS 2013 

  CERT: U    101 MINS 1939 

 SHETLAND MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE EVENT 

  DIRECTED, WRITTEN AND

  DIR: VICTOR FLEMING 

PRODUCED BY MICHAEL GROOM 

  DIR: ROSIE GIBSON 

  JASON LANGLEY, GEORGINA

  JUDY GARLAND, RAY BOLGER, JACK HALEY 

 Aug 30 @ 19:30 - 21:30  Shetland Museum Auditorium  £5/£3 buy at the door Made in 1986, THE WORK THEY SAY IS MINE celebrates women’s central role in the past and present of Shetland life. Interviews, dramatisation, fantasy, music and songs written and performed by local women are textured and woven together to form a montage of women’s lives as intricate and colourful as the knitting for which the islands are famous. Crofting, fishing and knitting are all part of their lives’ rich tapestry. The film presents and represents the enormous contributions of women to the work, heritage, culture and spirit of the islands. Come along and see how many folk you recognise! The film will be introduced by Shetland Museum Archivist Brian Smith.

STRAWSON, SHIRLEY HENDERSON 

 Aug 31 @ 13:30 - 14:00  Screen 1, Mareel  Free  Sept 3 @ 17:30 - 18:00  Screen 2, Mareel  Free A selkie is a mythical being that is a seal in water but human on land. If a selkie’s seal skin is stolen when in human form, it can no longer return to its true home in the sea. THE SELKIE’S LOVER is a modernday version of an age-old story in which a selkie woman is trapped on land in human form. She unwittingly falls in love with a young fisherman, but her heart and soul still belong underwater. Michael Groom has worked in film since he left University in 2003. He moved to Caithness for 3 years to focus on his screenwriting career, and very quickly knew he wanted to make a short film inspired by the place. THE SELKIE’S LOVER is the result.

 Aug 31 @ 14:30 - 16:15  Screen 1, Mareel  £6.50/£4.50  Sept 1 @ 16:30 - 18:15  Screen 1, Mareel  £6.50/£4.50 Much loved classic based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories. Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz.Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. The perfect family film. Sponsored by Singing Saturdays and Global Yell

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BEHOLD ME STANDING

WHAT MAISIE KNEW   CERT: 15    99 MINS 2012 

  REC: 12A 

  DIR: SCOTT MCGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL 

  92 MINS INC Q&A 2012 

  JULIANNE MOORE, STEVE COOGAN,

  DIRECTED, FILMED, EDITED AND PRODUCED BY WILMA SMITH 

ALEXANDER SKARSGÇşRD, ONATA APRILE 

  EILIDH MCCORMICK, CAMERON MOWAT, ANDY CLARK, EILEEN MCCALLUM 

 Aug 31 @ 17:30 - 19:15  Screen 1, Mareel  Free Set before and after WW1, in a small village in of Scotland, Mag finds her happiness before being abandoned again. Wilma Smith produced her first film at 13. She has since co-written and co-directed 6 feature films, with MY LIFE AS A BUS STOP being nominated for the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2007. BEHOLD ME STANDING is her second feature, which she wrote, directed, filmed and edited. Wilma’s Aunt May, Uncle Bobby, and cousins Lois and Niall moved to in Shetland in 1967 where Bobby worked as a Church of Scotland minister in Sullom, Scalloway, Unst and Lerwick. There will be a Q and A with Wilma Smith after the screening. Supported by Shetland Film Club SCREENPLAY 4

 Aug 31 @ 18:00 - 19:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

 Sept 7 @ 19:30 - 21:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

 Sept 5 @ 15:00 - 16:45  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ4.00/ÂŁ3.00

 Sept 8 @ 18:30 - 20:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 6 @ 14:45 - 16:30  Screen 1, Mareel  £4.00/£3.00 WHAT MASIE KNEW is a contemporary New York City revisioning of the Henry James novel by the same name. An ageing rock star and a contemporary art dealer are too self-involved to notice their neglect of their seven year old daughter Maisie. As they shuffle of Maisie from household to household, the consequences become more and more troubling. Always watchful, Maisie begins to understand that the path through this morass of selfish blindness will have to be of her own making. WHAT MAISIE KNEW is a heartbreaking but redemptive story of family, self-sacrifice, and the indelibility of one child’s love, starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgürd, Steve Coogan and Joanna Vanderham, and introducing Onata Aprile as Maisie.


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THE EDGE OF DREAMING   73 MINS 2009 

THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX

THE HAPPY LANDS   CERT: 12A 

  DIR: AMY HARDIE 

  CERT: 15    93 MINS 2013 

  138 MINS INC Q&A

 Aug 31 @ 21:00 - 23:30

  DIR: JEANIE FINLAY 

  DIR: ROBERT RAE 

 Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

 Aug 31 @ 21:15 - 22:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

  KEVIN CLARKE, JOKIE WALLACE, AARON JONES, KEVIN ADAIR 

This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not remember her dreams. Except once, when she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night. She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48; she was then 47. The film explores life and death in the context of a loving family, whose happiness is increasingly threatened as the dream seems to be proving true. Followed by a Q and A with Amy Hardie Supported by Shetland Film Club

 Sept 7 @ 22:30 - 23:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50 Documentary about two Scottish rappers who re-invent themselves as L.A. Homeboys in order to get signed by Sony. Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n’ Brains were going to be massive. No one knew the pair were really Scottish, with fake American accents and made up identities. When their promising Scottish rap act was branded “the rapping Proclaimersâ€? by scornful publicists, friends Billy and Gavin reinvented themselves as LA homeboys. The lie was their golden ticket to a dream life. A film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame.

2012 

 Sept 1 @ 20:30 - 22:45  Screen 1, Mareel  £6.50/£4.50 Presented by Theatre Workshop Scotland. It is the General Strike of 1926, only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches. Miners’ unions are leading the country against savage austerity cuts handed to the nation by a Liberal Conservative government. Inspired by true stories from local families, the film follows the journey of one mining community as it is pushed inevitably towards a labour conflict with the Kingdom Coal Company in a seven month lock-out. This intimate portrayal of three families shows the human consequences of an impersonal economics. Sponsored by UNISON (Local Government) The screening will be followed by a Q and A with the director

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LOCAL HEROES

LIAF ANIMATIONS

FOR THOSE IN PERIL

  CERT: N/A 

  70 MINS 

  CERT: 15    93 MINS 2013 

  85 MINS INC Q&A 

  VARIOUS DIRECTORS 

  DIR: PAUL WRIGHT 

 Sept 1 @ 14:00 - 15:30  Screen 1, Mareel  Free

 Sept 2 @ 11:30 - 12:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3

  KATE DICKIE, GEORGE MACKAY, MICHAEL SMILEY 

CLAVEL

 Sept 7 @ 12:30 - 13:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

  29 MINS 2013    DIR: SHONA MAIN 

DOWN THE LINE   8 MINS 2012 

 Sept 8 @ 14:00 - 15:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

  DIR: JAMES EWEN 

SHETLAND A – Z   10 MINS 2013    MADE BY DJ FILM AND SOUND (JJ JAMIESON AND DAVE DONALDSON) 

After the three screenings there will be a Q and A with the film makers all together.

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CHILDREN’S ANIMATION PROGRAMME FOR 2-6 YEAR-OLDS Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme, carefully chosen for our youngest audiences, strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a series of wonderful films full of simple joys. This is a special presentation curated by the London International Animation Festival (LIAF), the UK’s largest international animation festival.

 Sept 2 @ 14:30 - 16:00  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3  Sept 2 @ 18:00 - 19:30  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ5.50/ÂŁ3.50  Sept 4 @ 18:30 - 20:00  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50  Sept 6 @ 14:30 - 16:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3  Sept 8 @ 16:00 - 17:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village blames Aaron for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother has died, he sets out to recover him and the rest of men.


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DESPICABLE ME

I AM BREATHING

  CERT: U    95 MINS 2010 

  REC: 12A   2013 

  DIR: PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD 

  DIR: EMMA DAVIE, MORAG MCKINNON 

  STEVE CARELL, JASON SEGEL, RUSSELL BRAND, MIRANDA COSGROVE 

3D

 Sept 2 @ 17:30 - 19:00  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ5.50/ÂŁ3.50

 Sept 7 @ 11:00 - 12:30  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 6 @ 18:00 - 19:30  Mareel, Screen 1  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

 Sept 8 @ 11:00 - 12:30  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

2D

+ ÂŁ1 For 3D Glasses  Sept 7 @ 14:30 - 16:00  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50 Following on from the success of DEPISCABLE ME 2 over the summer, many commented that they would like to watch the first film on the big screen again. Screenplay is happy to oblige! In a happy suburban neighbourhood sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world: stealing the moon. But one day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

These screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with Ben Kempas of the Scottish Documentary Institute.   102 MINS INC Q&A 

  75 MINS 

 Sept 2 @ 20:00 - 21:45  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ5.50/ÂŁ3.50

 Sept 4 @ 18:00 - 19:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 3 @ 14:30 - 16:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3

 Sept 5 @ 14:30 - 15:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3

A film about the thin space between life and death, this extraordinary documentary follows Neil Platt as he ponders the last months of his life. Within a year, he goes from being a healthy young father to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes. Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar, facing Motor Neurone Disease with incredible humour and honesty, determined to share this last stage of his life. I AM BREATHING tries to listen to Neil as he asks in the last months of his life: �What makes us human?� Supported by UNISON Shetland Health Branch

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FRANCES HA

  CERT: 15    86 MINS 2012    DIR: NOAH BAUMBACH 

  CERT: 15   2012    DIR: JOSHUA OPPENHEIM, CHRISTINE CYM 

  GRETA GERWIG, MICKY SUMNER, ADAM DRIVER 

 Sept 2 @ 20:30 - 22:00  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ5.50/ÂŁ3.50

 Sept 4 @ 13:00 - 14:30  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3

 Sept 3 @ 15:00 - 16:30  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ4.00/ÂŁ3.00

 Sept 8 @ 21:00 - 22:30  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 3 @ 21:00 - 22:30  Screen 2, Mareel  £6.50/£4.50 Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. SCREENPLAY 8

THE ACT OF KILLING This screening will include a Q&A on Skype with Joshua Oppenheim   190 MINS INC Q&A 

 Sept 3 @ 19:00 - 22:45  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

  159 MINS 

 Sept 4 @ 20:30 - 23:00  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

In Indonesia, a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is an unsettling journey into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Executive producer Werner Herzog said of THE ACT OF KILLING, “I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade... it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.� The film has been garnering awards in festivals across the world, including the Human Rights Film Festival and Sheffield Documentary Festival. Supported by Shetland Amnesty International


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FILM OF THE BOOK QUIZ

 Sept 4 @ 19:30 - 22:30  Mareel, Auditorium  £5 for a table book in advance (max 6 to a table, 30 tables) You’ve read the book, you’ve seen the film, now do the quiz! Shetland Arts’ famed film quiz comes to Screenplay and Wordplay with the added attraction of being hosted by internationally acclaimed film critic Mark Kermode and film historian Linda Ruth Williams. So many films are based on books – and some books are inspired by films - that we thought this would be the perfect theme for the festivals. The usual rules apply – maximum 6 to a team, no cheating and under strict orders to enjoy yourselves. We may make a special effort on the prizes, but as usual, it’s mainly about the glory. Get a team together and book a table in advance!

HOME MADE   90 MINS    VARIOUS DIRECTORS 

 Sept 5 @ 18:30 - 20:00  Screen 1, Mareel  £4/£3 The usual serendipity of short films made by Shetlanders; creative, affecting, dramatic, often frankly bonkers – and always the most popular event of Screenplay. Book early to avoid disappointment! Meet your local film makers! Sponsored by Ronas Media Ltd

IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

  REC 15*    80 MINS 2011 

  CERT: 12A 

  DIR: DON HERZFELDT 

  109 MINS 2012 

 Sept 4 @ 14:30 - 16:00  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ4/ÂŁ3

  DIR: JOSS WHEDON 

 Sept 7 @ 17:00 - 18:30  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 4 @ 21:00 - 22:45  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 8 @ 17:30 - 19:00  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 5 @ 20:30 - 22:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

Cult animator and Academy Award nominee Don Hertzfeldt has seamlessly combined his three short films about a troubled man named Bill (EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY 2006, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU 2008, and IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY 2011), into a darkly comedic, beautiful new feature film. We walk in the shoes of Bill as he drifts through unreliable fragments of his past and present. His many, fragmented social encounters reveal a man who is paranoid, obsessed, anxious and generally unable to connect with the world around him. It’s only after overcoming a serious illness that Bill comes to see the beauty that life can offer when you’re looking. *NB Although there is no nudity, violence or bad language, these animations deal with adult themes and are not intended for children.

Shakespeare knew how to throw a party‌. Leonato, the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John. Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero, while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice, the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John plots against the happy couple... Shot over twelve days in the director’s home in sumptuous black and white, this contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare’s play is a joy from beginning to end.

  AMY ACKER, ALEXIS DENISOV, REED DIAMOND 

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INFAMOUS   CERT: 15    150 MINS INC Q&A 2006    DIR: DOUGLAS MCGRATH    TOBY JONES, SIGOURNEY WEAVER, SANDRA BULLOCK 

 Sept 7 @ 14:00 - 16:30  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50 In November 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. With writer Harper Lee, he visits the town, wanting to write about their response. After two men are arrested, he gains access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. The relationship between Capote and Perry becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? This screening will be followed by a Q and A with Toby Jones on Skype Supported by Shetland Film Club

SOCK HORROR!   CERT: N/A    40 MINS INC Q&A 

 Sept 7 @ 23:30 - 00:00  Screen 1, Mareel  Free

ZOMBIE ASOCKALYPSE   5 MINS 2012 

SOCKZILLAH!   18 MINS 2013 

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US 2D   CERT: U    92 MINS 2013    DIR: MORGAN SPURLOCK    HARRY STYLES, NIALL HORAN, ZAYN MALIK, LOUIS TOMLINSON, LIAM PAYNE 

 Sept 7 @ 17:30 - 19:15  Screen 1, Mareel  £7.50/£5.50 Intimate and captivating all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon, One Direction. Featuring stunning live action footage, the film follows Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Don’t miss it! SCREENPLAY 10

Made by Oatyhill Productions Oatyhill Productions bring you ‘the best zombie film ever starring sock puppets to be filmed in a washing machine drum’ (Mark Kermode) and their new giant monster s(h)ocker, recently premiered at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival. The event is free, but admission will be prioritised to those bringing along their own sock puppet. A prize will be awarded to the best sock puppet in the audience. If you feel you need a little help in the sock puppet making department, look out for Amy Fisher’s workshop (time and date to be advertised soon) – and bring a favourite sock! Meet the film makers after the screening.


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DAY OF THE FLOWERS

REELS ON WHEELS:

  CERT: 12A    150 MINS INC Q&A 2013 

  CERT: N/A 

  DIR: JOHN ROBERTS SCREENWRITER: EIRENE HOUSTON    EVA BIRTHISTLE, CHARITY WAKEFIELD, CARLOS ACOSTA 

 Sept 8 @ 14:00 - 16:30  Screen 1, Mareel  £6.50/£4.50 SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT Screenplay is proud to present a preview screening of a brand new Scottish romantic comedy, due to be released later this year. Two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a born-to-shop fashionista, take their late father’s ashes to Cuba, the site of many intriguing family legends. Arriving in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and go through a series of misadventures – both romantic and dangerous – to try to retrieve them, making some surprising discoveries along the way about the family ties that hold them together. Shetland Arts is grateful to producer Jonathan Rae for giving us permission to show Day of the Flowers. This screening will be followed by a Q and A with screenwriter Eirene Houston Supported by Shetland Film Club

THE HANSEL STORY   120 MINS INC Q&A 2013    DIR: SIMON THOMPSON 

 Sept 8 @ 20:00 - 22:00  Screen 1, Mareel  Free In the summer of 2012, as part of the London 2012 Festival of the Olympic Games, a team from Shetland Arts went on a journey around the UK that celebrated the art of the short film. Supported by film critic Mark Kermode and film historian Linda Ruth Wiliams A Hansel of Film visited 22 venues ranging from marquees, livestock sales rings and community halls to cinemas old and new, showing a variety of films made by amateur and professional, and always including those made by Shetlanders. The film canisters were delivered from venue to venue by members of the public, using whatever forms of transport they could devise. Simon Thompson of Ronas Media documented the journey, and the result is an affectionate memoir of an extraordinary Olympic summer. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Hansel team, including Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams. SCREENPLAY 11


REMEMBERING RAY HARRYHAUSEN JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN

  CERT: U    104 MINS 1963 

  CERT: N/A    90 MINS 2011 

  DIR: DON CHAFFEY ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND

  DIR: GILLES PENSO 

VISUAL EFFECTS: RAY HARRYHAUSEN 

  RAY HARRYHAUSEN, PETER JACKSON,

  TODD ARMSTRONG, NANCY KOVACK, GARY RAYMOND 

JAMES CAMERON 

 Aug 31 @ 11:00 - 12:45  Mareel, Screen 1  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 1 @ 18:00 - 19:30  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 1 @ 11:00 - 12:45  Mareel, Screen 1  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 6 @ 21:00 - 22:30  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

Jason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of the late, great Ray Harryhausen. A terrific film for the whole family..

This is the definitive documentary about the visual effects legend himself. Aside from interviews with Ray, shot over five years, there are also interviews and tributes from Vanessa Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Terry Gilliam, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. Unprecedented access was provided to film all aspects of the collection including models, artwork and miniatures as well as Ray’s private study, where he designed most of his creations, and his workshop where he built them.

THE EXORCIST   CERT: 18    122 MINS + Q&A 1973    DIR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN    ELLEN BURSTYN, MAX VON SYDOW, LINDA BLAIR, LEE J COBB 

 Sept 6 @ 20:30 - 23:00  Mareel, Screen 1  £7.50/£5.50 Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist endures as a defining classic that influenced movies afterward and still shocks and haunts today. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her and two priests one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, this classic of the horror genre has been described by our curator Mark Kermode as the best film ever made. Come along and find out if he’s right ‌. The screening will be introduced by Mark Kermode, and followed by a Q and A session


DAVID MORRISSEY RETROSPECTIVE

THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL

WELCOME TO THE PUNCH

THE DEAL

  CERT: 12A 

  CERT: 15 

  CERT: N/A 

  115 MINS 2008 

  99 MINS 2013 

  140 MINS INC Q&A 2003 

  DIR: JUSTIN CHADWICK 

  DIR: ERAN CREEVY 

  DIR: STEPHEN FREARS 

  NATALIE PORTMAN, SCARLETT

  JAMES MCAVOY, MARK STRONG,

  DAVID MORRISSEY, MATT BLAIR,

JOHANSSON, DAVID MORRISSEY,

DAVID MORRISSEY, ANDREA

MICHAEL SHEEN 

ERIC BANA 

RISEBOROUGH 

 Sept 1 @ 20:15 - 22:15  Mareel, Screen 2  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 4 @ 15:30 - 17:15  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ4.00/ÂŁ3.00

 Sept 7 @ 20:30 - 23:00  Mareel, Screen 1  Free

 Sept 2 @ 14:00 - 15:45  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ4.00/ÂŁ3.00

 Sept 5 @ 17:30 - 19:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 5 @ 21:00 - 23:00  Screen 1, Mareel  ÂŁ6.50/ÂŁ4.50

 Sept 6 @ 17:30 - 19:15  Screen 2, Mareel  ÂŁ7.50/ÂŁ5.50

A sumptuous tale of romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family’s blind ambition, compete for the love of King Henry VIII.

Another chance to see this action thriller with David Morrissey in the cast before David arrives at the weekend. Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one chance to catch the man. As they face off, they uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.

THE DEAL is a 2003 British television film starring David Morrissey as Gordon Brown and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, and depicts the Blair-Brown deal—a pact that Blair and Brown made whereby Brown would not stand in the 1994 Labour leadership election, so that Blair could have a clear run at becoming leader of the party and Prime Minister. This screening will be followed by a Q&A on Skype with David Morrissey The Deal is a Granada Television Ltd production for Channel 4 Television. Screenplay would like to thank Channel 4 and Christine Langan for permission to screen this film, and thanks go especially to producer Andy Harries for his help in making this happen. Supported by Arts and Business Scotland SCREENPLAY 13

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31 AUG - 8 SEP 2013 SHETLAND’S 7TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL www.shetlandarts.org www.shetlandboxoffice.org

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