Special Jaws RNLI gala day screening

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It is unlikely that a great white shark will make it to the RNLI’s gala day raft race.

But in a rare treat on Saturday, Spielberg’s 1975 Amity Island monster shark, will feature on the Campbeltown Picture House big screen at 5.30pm.

Other films opening this week include: Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince, starring its director Rupert Everett as the great man of letters.

The film features a stellar supporting cast of British actors, including Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man), Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach, Gosford Park), Colin Morgan (The Fall, Testament of Youth) and Edwin Thomas (Endeavour).

Building from his own 2012 lauded stage portrayal of Wilde in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss, Everett physically and emotionally embodies the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe, in a performance described by critics as ‘flawless’ and ‘the best thing Everett has done’.

The film opens in Paris, where Wilde, in his forties, penniless and in poor health, is still reeling after being imprisoned in England for his love affair with Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (Morgan).

Out of prison but a pariah, Wilde swings between grief and a determination to wrest whatever pleasure and beauty he can from the time he has left.

His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.

Everett’s Wilde is tortured but determined to remain true to himself.

As the film travels through Wilde’s final act, and journeys from England to France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.

In Hereditary, the Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother.

Even after she has gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, with whom she always had an unusual fascination.

As an overwhelming terror takes over the household, the family’s peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they have inherited.

In Patrick, Sarah Francis is a young woman whose life is a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after, let alone someone who dribbles, snores and eats from the kitchen bin.

Yet, like it or not, her grandmother has bequeathed her a very spoilt dog, Patrick – her pug.

The four-legged interloper proceeds to cause chaos in all aspects of Sarah’s life.

How can Patrick, with all his stubby, stumpy attitude, somehow bring Sarah more good than she bargained for?

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