More Locations to be Confirmed Soon

Newtonmore, Tomintoul, and the Western Isles

We will look to have more locations on sale by the end of this week. Keep an eye out for announcements for tickets being able for the following locations:

Newtonmore – 25th to 27th June
Tomintoul – 28th & 29th June
Tarbert, Harris – 1st to 3rd July
Carinish – 5th & 6th July
Liniclate – 7th to 10th July
Daliburgh – 12th to 14th July

If you haven’t already, you can sign up here to receive notifications about when Screen Machine is visiting your area. If we’ve yet to put your location on sale, you can check our Where We’ll Be page here, which now lists our planned tour up to the end of July.

If you plan to visit us, please read about our Covid measures here before you come along.

Limbo Screening in Bettyhill

Film by Scottish filmmaker Ben Sharrock

Vikash Bhai and Amir El-Masry in Limbo.

This Saturday we will host a preview screening of Limbo in Bettyhill at 8.30pm as part of Refugee Week. Made by Scottish filmmaker Ben Sharrock, it is a black comedy-drama about refugees awaiting asylum whilst on a fictional island in the Western Isles. Shot on location in Uist, we’re delighted to bring this BAFTA-nominated film to one of our communities before its general release.

“Witty, poignant, marvellously composed and shot, moving and even weirdly gripping.” Guardian *****

We are looking to organise more preview screenings of Limbo in some of our locations, and will let you all know once they are confirmed.

Click here if you live in or near Bettyhill and would like to attend this Saturday’s screening.

Into Film Youth Advisory Council

Applications now live for all young film fans

Know any 10-18 year old film fans? Into Film’s Youth Advisory Council applications are NOW OPEN! It’s an amazing opportunity for any young person wanting to get more exposure to film, meet new people and have their views heard. We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from young people of all backgrounds. More information and application details are available here: https://www.intofilm.org/youth-advisory-council

Deadline for applications is July 5th 2021.

Welcome21

Our new discount category

We have introduced a new ticket discount category Welcome21 for frontline and essential workers, and anyone whose circumstances have been affected by the pandemic. This will remain in place until the end of 2021. All other ticket prices remain the same.

Arrivals

Films you can watch now

Surge (2021, 15)
Director: Aneil Karia
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Ellie Haddington, Chris Coghill, Hammed Animashaun, Ian Gelder, Ryan McKen
Available now in Screen Machine Selects, £4.99

Joseph lives a banal life as an airport security officer. When he’s not spending his days patting down strangers, he lives a lonely life lying awake in bed and being criticised by his frigid parents. This has turned Joseph into an uneasy and taut wire waiting to snap. When he loses his job, Joseph loses all control. Feeling released, he embarks on a wild and uncontrollable 24-hour crime spree across London, each act bolder and increasingly more outrageous.

This frenetic and tense thriller has Bin Whishaw at his best, channelling a forceful performance that echos Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle.

This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

“Ben Whishaw shines as a man unravelling” The Guardian

Spotlight

Films you can watch now

Pixie (2020, 15)
Director: Barnaby Thompson
Cast: Olivia Cooke, Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack, Colm Meaney, Alec Baldwin
Available now in Screen Machine Selects, £4.99

Pixie was a great hit with audiences when we screened it on Screen Machine at the end of 2020. It’s available on Small Screen Machine until the end of Tuesday 29th June.

On the west coast of Ireland, Pixie looks to avenge the death of her mother. She enlists the help of two friends to rob a local gangster, planning to use the money to attend art school in the US. But when the heist goes wrong, the three find themselves fleeing across the country with a bag full of drugs, a body in the boot, and a vindictive gangster in pursuit.

This hilarious Irish crime comedy is about a young woman who goes by nobody’s rules but her own, and the lengths she will take to form her own destiny.

“Father Ted-meets-Tarantino, with a smattering of Ferris Bueller and In Bruges” The Guardian

Mouthpiece (2021, 15)
Director: Patricia Rozema
Cast: Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken
Available now in Beyond Screen Machine, £4.99

A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman – played by two actresses simultaneously.

Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine, she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.

What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart- breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.

“the kind of brilliantly experimental, engaging and empathetic film that Charlie Kaufman could only DREAM of making” Mark Kermode

Varda by Agnès (2019, 15)
Directors: Agnès Varda, Didier Rouget
Cast: Agnès Varda
Available now in Documentaries, £3.49

Pioneering Belgian filmmaker, photographer, and artist Agnès Varda (Cléo from 5 to 7) turns the camera around in this insightful documentary about herself and work. Using clips from her career spanning six decades, Agnès offers personal understandings and reflections on her artistic journey, the topics she tackled, and the things she loved – from her husband Jacques Demy to cats to colours to heart-shaped potatoes. It is both playful and wise, exactly like her.

A director loved by all, this proved to be her final film as she died a month after it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, aged 90. It is an imaginative autobiography by one of cinema’s most idiosyncratic and profound figures who eschewed convention.

In French with English subtitles.

“a lovely valediction” The New York Times

Click here to see our full catalogue

Special Offers & Extra Content

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

Click here to visit the Small Screen Machine Website

Small Screen Machine is available via the ScreenPlus app. You can download the app to your smartphone or tablet, and use it to watch films on your TV. For Android devices you can download it here, and for Apple devices here. It should be available to add to smart TVs in the near future. You can read our system requirements for all supported devices here.

Small Screen Machine is available anywhere in the UK. It is free to sign up (account holders must be over 18).

For more information about Small Screen Machine, read our about section here.

If you have any queries about Small Screen Machine, you can email us at info@smallscreenmachine.co.uk. Please note that this email account is only monitored during office hours.

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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.

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