From car­toon cars to F1 at the cinema

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

In Au­gust and Septem­ber Oban Phoenix Cinema will con­tinue to show the lat­est films and host a range of special events.

On Au­gust 5 and 6, the Oban Phoenix will screen a car doc­u­men­tary; di­rected by BAFTA-win­ner Mor­gan Matthews ( A Bril­liant Young Mind , The Fallen. Wil­liams tells the story of F1 rac­ing through driver and car me­chanic Frank Wil­liams life story.

Su­per star direc­tor Christo­pher Nolan’s (The Dark Knight, In­ter­stel­lar, Me­mento) Dunkirk will take to the big screen.

This Sec­ond World War drama is al­ready the fourth gross­ing film of 2017 and fea­tures Ir­ish­born ac­tor Cil­lian Mur­phy, Kenneth Bran­nagh as well as One Di­rec­tion singer Harry Styles in his first film role.

There are also two an­i­mated films com­ing out: Cars 3 and The Emoji Movie.

Oban un­der-18s still re­ceive a ticket dis­count in all films. The cinema is look­ing for more par­ents and carers to come along to par­ent and baby screen­ings on Tues­day morn­ings as num­bers have fallen re­cently.

On Au­gust 9 Shake­speare’s most vi­o­lent play - Titus An­dron­i­cus - will be screened live from Strat­ford.

In Septem­ber the cinema will show three doc­u­men­taries.

Two have en­vi­ron­men­tal themes: A Plas­tic Ocean is an ad­ven­ture doc­u­men­tary in which a team of re­searchers and ex­plor­ers in­ves­ti­gate pol­lu­tion in the ocean; An Inconvenient Se­quel marks for­mer vice pres­i­dent Al Gore’s re­turn to cinema af­ter An Inconvenient Truth (2006), con­tin­u­ing to raise con­cerns on cli­mate change.

At the end of Septem­ber, the cinema will also host Scot­tish direc­tor Morag Liv­ingston for a in-depth con­ver­sa­tion about her work.

This will fol­low a screen­ing of her po­lit­i­cal doc­u­men­tary Be­long­ing. The Truth Be­hind the Head­lines, which in­ves­ti­gates three in­dus­trial scan­dals un­der three UK gov­ern­ments.

Th­ese are part of the cinema’s year-long en­vi­ron­men­tal project, spon­sored by the Cli­mate Chal­lenge Fund.

Also in Septem­ber, a new two-man show will ar­rive from the Ed­in­burgh Fringe. All prof­its will go to the Oban branch of the fam­ily sup­port char­ity Home-start.

Oban Cinema man­ager Jen­nie Larnie with duty man­ager Cailean.

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