Tullynessle Hall Film Club


The film club is a non-profit making organisation set up with funding from the UK Film Council and is a member of the Cinema for All and Film Hub Scotland. We exist to promote a wide range of films including mainstream fare, foreign titles and short/documentary films.

Films are shown on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions the usual tea, coffee and biscuits are not available until further notice. Admission is £5 at the door. (Please bring exact cash if you can)


With the continuing relaxation of COVID restrictions we have every hope of starting the 2021/22 season on time on Thursday 14th October....Watch this space!!




Even when we are able to resume Film Club screenings it will likely be under some form of COVID restrictions and we will have to continue to re-organise how we operate a Film Club screening. Details of the restrictions continue to change but at the moment it is likely that we will have to follow the following procedures:


FACEMASKS: Everyone is asked to wear facemasks on arrival and until sat in their seat.

ADMISSION AND CONTACT DETAILS: Currently it is unclear if we need to record contact details - we are trying to determine if this is still a requirement for our particular situation. Hopefully we shall be able to clarify the position nearer to the beginning of the season. However to ensure a speedy admission process and avaoidance of queues  – PLEASE BRING CORRECT CASH AMMOUNT IF YOU CAN.

HYGIENE: Please make use of hand sanitisers as appropriate and discard any tissues etc. in the specific bins provided.

REFRESHMENTS: We will not have access to the kitchen so the usual Tea, Coffee etc., will not be available.


To request more information or to be added to the email list contact us at:


Our Objectives:

The aim of the Film Club is to encourage audiences to enjoy films that might not normally be available in main cinemas.  Consequently our objective is  to provide a range of films in the annual programme including independent British and Foreign films, Documentaries, Animations, Short films and ‘Golden Oldies’ (a chance to revisit some classics of the past) - although we also like to include 2 – 3 interesting mainstream films.

Where we get our ideas from:

We like to encourage all film-goers, club members and non-members alike, to contribute to the film selection procedure.  Therefore towards the end of the Film Club season we begin the process of producing the programme for the next season by asking all in our audiences for film suggestions which meet the range of criteria described above.  

At the AGM, to which everyone is invited to attend, after the official business is completed there is a discussion of all the suggested films in order to produce a shortlist of 16. The content of the shortlist will reflect as many as possible of the categories that we like to include.

Why suggested films may not be selected:

i)    We’ve shown the film before (becoming more frequent as the club grows older!)

ii)    There are more suggested films in a particular category or of a particular type than we have room for in the programme (in particular we may favour films from foreign countries that we haven’t featured for a while)

iii)    We wish to maintain a variety and balance of different types of films  within the programme

iv)    We are unable to obtain a license or DVD to show the film

In doing so we recognise that, in achieving this balance, many good film suggestions may not be included at this time – but they are held in reserve possibly to be included in future programmes.

The final programme:

Subsequently the committee checks the license and DVD availability of the 16 films in the shortlist before making the final choice of 12 to produce a varied and balanced programme in line with our stated objective.


What information do we retain and how do we use it? The only personal data we keep are your name and e-mail address. The sole purpose of the use of your personal data is to send out e-mails to keep you informed with news and information about the Club’s activities, and relevant news and information relating to our host venue (Tullynessle and Forbes Hall)

Why do we use your personal data? We use your name and e-mail address because you have specifically requested to be included on our information e-mail list.

Who has access to your personal data? Your personal data will only be accessed by a restricted number of Club committee members who have access to the Club e-mail system. It will not be shared with or passed on to third parties.

How do we protect your data? The Club has implemented controls to ensure your data are not misused or disclosed. Data are only accessed by authorised members of the committee through a password-protected e-mail system.

How long do we keep your data? We will only retain and use your personal data for as long as you wish to continue to receive information about the Club.

Your rights. You have the right to check the details that we retain of your personal data; to change any of the details of your personal data; and to have your personal data removed from our system at any time. To exercise these rights please contact the Club at tullynesslehallfilmclub@gmail.com.


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Thursday 14th October
Thursday 14th October

(2020; Cert 12; 103 mins)

Directed by Chloe Zhao; Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn & Linda May

Broken-hearted and widowed Fern finds herself homeless and faced with a bleak economic future. She packs her meagre belongings into a beat-up second-hand van and hits the road in search of new work opportunities as a modern nomad.

Thursday 28th October
Thursday 28th October

(2017; Cert 15; 116 mins)

Directed by Hannes Holm; starring Filip Berg, Rolf Jassgard & Bahar Pars.

A wistful, heart-warming tale of unreliable first impressions and a wonderful reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours.
Thursday 11th November
Thursday 11th November

(2020; Cert 12A ; 81 mins)

Directed by Alistair Lee; Starring Jesse Duffton

Leading a climb on the Old Man of Hoy would be difficult at the best of times, but when you have lost your sight, it becomes a deadly challenge. Excellent documentary about climber Jesse Duffton and his remarkable resilience.
Thursday 25th November
Thursday 25th November

(2018; Cert 15; 89 mins)

Directed by Mark Jenkin; starring Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine and Simon Shepherd.

Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbor. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.
An extra Film Night special celebrating local, Scottish films:




(More details to follow)
Thursday 9th December
Thursday 9th December

(2020; Cert 12; 119mins)

Directed by Jeremy Sims; Starring Sam Neil and Michael Caton

In remote Western Australia, two estranged sheep-farming brothers, are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. Then a crisis hits the community. Can the warring brothers work together to save the day?

 'XMAS FILM' -  Tuesday 28th December
'XMAS FILM' - Tuesday 28th December

(2019; Cert PG; 109 mins)

Directed by Marielle Heller; Starring Tom Hanks

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers {of ‘Mr Roger’s Neighbourhood’) and journalist Tom Junod. – kindness overcoming cynicism
Thursday 13th January
Thursday 13th January

(2018 ;Cert 12A; 91 mins)

Directed by Carl Hunter; starring Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.

Alan is a retired tailor and Scrabble expert whose decades long quest to track down his missing son has bred a certain degree of resentment from his other son Peter. While staying with Peter and his family, Alan encounters a Scrabble player online who plays a fateful word – a word that caused the terrible argument the last time he saw his missing boy.
Thursday 27th January
Thursday 27th January
NUMBER 37 (tbc)

(2018; Cert 15; 113 mins)

Directed by Nosipho Dumisa; Starring Irshaad Ally, Ephram Gordon and Amrain Essop

Randal Hendricks is stuck in a wheel chair watching his neighbours. The shady goings on across the street might provide this man with a way out of the debt he owes a violent loan shark. Of course, it isn’t that simple and even the cops are under suspicion. Full of tension and twists.
Thursday 10th February
Thursday 10th February

(2020; Cert 12A; 89 mins)

Directed by Sarah Gavron; Starring Bukky Bakray, Ruby Stokes and Sarah Niles

A very young female cast represents lifes in contemporary London. Rocks must navigate the challenges facing her as she is left to care for her younger brother when their mother abandons them. A story of love and friendship.
Thursday 24th February
Thursday 24th February

(2016; Cert PG; 70 mins)

Directed by Claude Barras; starring Paulin Jaccoud, Sixtine Murat, Gaspard Schlatter
An Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation. Icare (prefering to be known as Courgette) is befriended by a policeman and removed to a foster home after the death of his mother. There, after initially having trouble fitting in, he eventually learns to trust and finds love.
Thursday 10th March
Thursday 10th March

(2016; Cert PG; 88 mins)

Directed by Robbie Fraser

Premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival this is a documentary about Hamish Henderson - an intellectual giant and instrumental in the development of the Festival Fringe. The film pays tribute to the many contrary facets of his life as a poet, soldier, linguist, pacifist, songwriter, singer, leading force of the revival of Scottish folk music and so on!
Thursday 31st March (Note Date!!)
Thursday 31st March (Note Date!!)

(2020; Cert 12; 104 mins)

Directed by Ben Sharrock; Starring Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai and Ola Orebiyi

Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request.
BAFTA nominated for best British film.




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