New season for Carrick’s cinema lovers

The creator of super-nanny Mary Poppins is the subject of the film Saving Mr Banks chosen to launch the Carrick Cinema Club’s new season.

Starring Emma Thompson as the famously snippy PL Travers and Tom Hanks as the avuncular Walt Disney the film has been described by critics as, “a scrumptious concoction with a soft heart, a tart edge and just the right amount of reality”.

It will be shown on the opening season night of Friday September 19 from 7.30pm in the Carrick Centre, Maybole.

The CCC’s programme has a strong Scottish flavour for its next film Belle to be shown on Friday, October 31.

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and a slave woman.

Raised as an aristocrat by her uncle the 1st Earl of Mansfield (played by Tom Wilkinson) she plays a key part in the fight for justice for slaves. Her uncle Lord Mansfield’s family home is Scone Palace, where the portrait of Belle, with her white cousin, now hangs. Director Amma Asante won awards for the film for its “multi-layered depiction of the challenges to the value of human life”.

On Friday, November 26 the groundbreaking film Boyhood, filmed over 12 years with the same cast and depicting the story of growing up will be shown.

For Christmas a real treat and classic film is in store on Friday Dec 19 with Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby, ace hoofer Fred Astaire and featuring 12 Irving Berlin songs including the nostalgic “White Christmas” .

Members can join the CCC club for £30 for the whole season through to May , all films being shown at the Carrick Centre, Maybole and visitors are also welcome at £5 a head.

Luxury Lime Tree Larder ice-cream, made in Ayrshire , plus teas and coffees are served before the shows. For more information telephone 01655-889624 or email: lizadonaldson@btinternet.com .