Screen Machine Going Back on Tour
Following the Scottish Government’s confirmation that cinemas can reopen from Monday 17th May, we’re delighted to announce that Screen Machine will be resuming touring on this day in Fort Augustus and staying until Wednesday 19th May.
We will then follow this up with visits in:
Mallaig – 21 and 22 May
Raasay – 24 and 25 May
Dornie – 26 and 27 May
Kyleakin – 28 and 29 May
Lochcarron – 31 May and 1 June
After a difficult year for all cinemas, we’re excited to bring films to your areas again. Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
The Screen Machine Team
Photo credit: David Redshaw
In My Blood it Runs Featured on BBC News Website
Article details the film’s impact on Australian society
Last weekend the BBC News website featured an article about the documentary In My Blood it Runs, and how it has reignited the debate about the education of Aboriginal children in Australia. It shows how films, particularly documentaries, can make significant impact after their release. You can read the full article here.
In My Blood it Runs is currently available in Documentaries for £10.
Films that will soon be leaving Small Screen Machine
Please remember that if you choose to watch a film on its final day to give yourself plenty of time, as the stream will stop as soon as it hits midnight.
Minari (2021, 12)
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Scott Haze, Will Patton, Yuh-Jung Youn, Yeri Han, Eric Starkey
Available now in Screen Machine Selects, £9.99
Until the end of Sunday 15th May
Minari will be part of Screen Machine’s upcoming tour starting on Monday 17th May. Click here to see if it will be screening in your area. We can’t guarantee it will be shown everywhere.
Nominated for six Oscars, and six BAFTAs. Winner for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Youn).
Having its UK premiere at the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival, this tender semi-autobiographical drama delves into the immigrant experience. It follows a South Korean family who move from California to rural Arkansas in the 1980s looking turn a plot of land into a prosperous farm. Together the family adapts to their new surroundings in their own ways. But will this move succeed in allowing them to fulfil their own narrative in the American Dream?
“the year’s first truly great movie, one we’ll be talking about for some time” The Guardian
New This Week
Films you can watch now and in the coming week
We now have over 60 films available for you to watch in our catalogue, and there’s more still on the way. Below you can find some of our latest additions.
This week three films have joined our Family category.
Paddington (2014, PG)
Director: Paul King
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman
Available now in Family, £3.49
In this live-action/CGI adaptation of Michael Bond’s tales, Ben Whishaw breathes life into the marmalade-loving eponymous bear.
Following a devastating earthquake, a young Peruvian bear journeys to London in search of a new home. At Paddington station he meets the Brown family, who name him after where they found him, and offer him temporary residence. Paddington searches for a British geographer who discovered his kind decades before, hoping the man can provide him a home. But a greedy taxidermist, plotting to kill and stuff Paddington so she can become rich and famous, is hot on his trail.
Full of wit and shenanigans, this heartwarming and charming comedy is perfect for the whole family.
“terrifically good-hearted fare” Mark Kermode
Paddington 2 (2017, PG)
Directors: Paul King
Cast: Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Ben Whishaw, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin
Available now in Family, £3.49
Your favourite marmalade-loving bear is back in this sequel to his acclaimed 2014 feature-film debut.
Paddington is now happily living with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. Spotting a pop-up book that would be the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, he takes on a series of odd jobs to buy it. But the book is stolen and Paddington is framed for the crime. As he and the Browns fight to clear his name, they learn that this might not be any ordinary pop-up book.
One of the rare sequels that actually improves on its original, Paddington 2 is a clever and pleasant film full of fun for both kids and adults alike.
“another near-pawfect family entertainment, honouring the cozy, can-do spirit of Bond’s stories while bringing them smoothly into a bustling, diverse 21st-century London” Variety
100% Wolf (2020, PG)
Directors: Alexs Stadermann
Cast: Ilai Swindells, Samara Weaving, Rhys Darby, Jai Courtney, Adriane Daff, Loren Gray, Jane Lynch
Available now in Family, £4.99
Freddy Lupin is the heir to a proud family line of werewolves, and desperate to become a werewolf himself on his 13th birthday. But to his horror, his first “transwolfation” goes awry, turning him not into a werewolf, but into a ferocious poodle. Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, he’s groomed against his will, chased into the streets, and thrown into dog prison.
Can Freddy and his new streetwise friend, Batty, escape? Who is the sinister man following his every move? And despite his pink and fluffy exterior, can Freddy prove he’s still 100% wolf?
“zips along with plenty of zany action” The Guardian
Films to look out for
Whisky Galore! (1949, U)
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Cast: Basil Radford, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton, Joan Greenwood
Available soon in Screen Machine Selects
Filmed on Barra and based on a true story, a group of Scottish islanders try to plunder 50 000 cases of whisky from a shipwreck.
“Hilarious Ealing gem.” Empire
Flash Gordon (1980, 12A)
Director: Mike Hodges
Cast: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed
Available soon in Beyond Screen Machine
American football star Flash Gordon and Dale Arden must unite the people of the planet Mongo to defeat the Emperor Ming, who plans to destroy Earth.
“slip back into a reverie for the lost visions of Saturday morning cinema” Time Out
Special Offers & Extra Content
Every week we’ll share special offers on Small Screen Machine, including promo codes, reduced prices, and bonus content.
Amber and Me – Available with a Q&A with the director
Eye of the Storm – Available with audio description
Iorram – Available in Gaelic with Gaelic subtitles, plus three behind the scenes featurettes
Killing Escobar – Available with audio description
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We’ll be back with more news next week. Until then, we hope you have a great week and stay well.