Banchory Film Club

A new Film Club is starting up in Banchory.

The Woodend Barn is offering cinema lovers a chance to engage and be involved in the choices for its new programme, starting on Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm.

The first film to be shown is “Seven Years in Tibet” (Cert PG) starring Brad PItt. It tells the story of two mountaineers, Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter, who set out in 1939 to climb Nanga Parbat, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. This is a truly breathtaking film - both from the point of view of the stunning cinematography, and the hugely engaging and uplifting tale it tells. Harrer’s experiences take us from the heights of conquest of the mountain, to the depths of internment in a British POW camp, followed by his escape and a harrowing two-year trek through the Himalayas to the Tibetan city of Lhasa.

The film gained glowing reviews when it was released, and remains as vivid and relevant today as it did then.

The organisers of the Club would like to involve interested cinema-goers as much as possible in the way in which this new Club will function.

For those who wish to have a say in the selection of films for the 2012 season, and the possibility of theme nights, discussions and guest speakers, there will be a short discussion after the film.

The next Club film in 2011 is on November 17th, featuring “Up in the Air” starring George Clooney.

The Woodend Barn Film Club will be delighted to welcome you to both of these excellent films.

Prices for entry are £5.50, with £4.50 concession.