The opening film for the New Year season of the Carrick Cinema Club made movie history by filming a real boy growing up over 12 years.
Showing on Friday, January 23, at the Carrick Centre, Maybole, Boyhood depicts the joys and pitfalls of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).
Filmed with the same cast over the course of an epic and record-breaking 12 years, the film captures family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. Songs from Coldplay, Arcade Fire and other artists give the mood of the time period. Directed by Richard Linklater, the film Certificate15, it won Best Independent Film Award.
On Friday February 20 another treat is in store with “Life is Beautiful” an Italian film which depicts a Jewish man who has a wonderful romance thanks to his sense of humour, a quality he later has to use to protect his young son in a Nazi concentration camp.
On Friday March 20 a comedy drama set in Scotland takes centre stage. “What We Did On Our Holiday” has an all star cast featuring former Bond and “Gone Girl” Rosamund Pike, ex Dr Who star David Tennant, along with Billy Connelly and Celia Imrie. The story revolves around a dysfunctional family gathered for a family birthday celebration . With a Certificate 12A –family fun a humour abounds.
On Friday April 24 a showing of the acclaimed “Mr Turner” by the extraordinary British director Mike Leigh. The versatile Timothy Spall plays the great, if eccentric British artist JMW Turner in the last 25 years of his life including a scene where he is famously strapped to the mast of ship so he can paint a snowstorm. A 12 A Certificate which is already winning awards- will this be a sure winner for a BAFTA or two in February?All films start at 7:30pm