The big screen – news from Oban Phoenix Cinema

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In August and September Oban Phoenix Cinema will continue to show the latest films and host a range of special events.

On August 5 and 6, the Oban Phoenix will screen a car documentary; directed by BAFTA-winner Morgan Matthews (A Brilliant Young Mind , The Fallen. Williams tells the story of F1 racing through driver and car mechanic Frank Williams life story.

Super star director Christopher Nolan’s ( The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Memento) Dunkirk will take to the big screen.

This World War Two drama is already the fourth grossing film of 2017 and features Irish-born actor Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh as well as One Direction singer Harry Styles in his first film role.

There are also two animated films coming out: Cars 3 and The Emoji Movie.

Oban under-18s still receive a ticket discount in all films.  The cinema is looking for more parents and carers to come along to parent and baby screenings on Tuesday mornings as numbers have fallen recently.

On August 9 Shakespeare’s most violent play – Titus Andronicus – will be screened live from Stratford.

In September the cinema will show three documentaries.

Two have environmental themes: A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary in which a team of researchers and explorers investigate pollution in the ocean; An Inconvenient Sequel marks former vice president Al Gore’s return to cinema after An Inconvenient Truth (2006), continuing to raise concerns on climate change.

At the end of September, the cinema will also host Scottish director Morag Livingston for a in-depth conversation about her work.

This will follow a screening of her political documentary Belonging. The Truth Behind the Headlines, which investigates three industrial scandals under three UK governments.

These are part of the cinema’s year-long environmental project, sponsored by the Climate Challenge Fund.

Also in September, a new two-man show will arrive from the Edinburgh Fringe. All profits will go to the Oban branch of the family support charity Home-start.