PPH invites you on a inter-continental journey, with a Cannes-winning film set in Colombia, Asian dumplings and live didgeridoo on December 2nd!

My oh my, we have a treat to perk you up in this chilly winter drear. Penryn Picture House is going to transport you around three of the worlds continents in one delicious evening..

The film we have for you is simply epic. At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centres on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who travelled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

According to the Guardian review;

“You are nothing but a white!” So shouts indigenous Amazonian shaman Karamakate (Nilbio Torres) to the seemingly on-the-level but still suspicious German scientist/explorer Theodor (Jan Bijvoet) in Ciro Guerra’s enthralling, politically tinged, psychedelic, historical adventure film Embrace of the Serpent. Reversing the perspective of more familiar movies such as Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo or Roland Joffé’s The Mission, Embrace of the Serpent’s snaky crawl up the river investigates imperialism’s cultural pollution from the inside out, with the mystical Karamakate as a reluctant tour guide in two time periods, 1909 and 1940.

Ciro Guerra’s gorgeous picture just has that ripped-from-your-dreams sensibility, where surprising turns float alongside a story you feel like you’ve known your whole life. Embrace of the Serpent is the type of film we’re always searching for, yet seems so obvious once we’ve found it.

See the trailer here or by clicking on the film poster below.

The screening is on December 2nd in the Stuart Stephens Memorial Hall (one we can drink in!) on West Street in Penryn. Doors open at 6pm for food, drink, music and conversation, and the film starts at 7.30pm.

BEFORE THAT..

From 6.15pm Howard will be serving his gorgeous, freshly prepared and locally made meat, fish and veggie Asian dumplings and broth from Bango Street Kitchen, based in Mylor mmm..

The Bango Dumpling noodle box will be £8.50 (Howard’s usual very reasonable price, with £1 for PPH added to cover hall hire and stuff)

Choose your dumplings:

Cornish fish dumplings

Pork, ginger & spring onion dim sum

Roast butternut squash, beetroot and spinach dumplings

4 dumplings & an aromatic Asian noodle broth, stacked with fragrant herbs and veg!!! DELICIOUS!

MUSIC

Accompanying your dinner will be, and it’s true, LIVE didgeridoo from the brilliant Cornwall-based Johnny Dij. Click on the pic to hear him play..
 
 
 Johnny’s music has been described as “Evocative, Expressive and Exciting”.  He has taken the atmosphere of the caves to the audience and his live shows are electric.  His didge playing is high energy and powerful, yet refined with melodies or tunes and mesmerising beats with foot stomping trance-like rhythms. Furthermore, he has achieved  an extra dimension of sound by adding drums, stomps, shakers, clapsticks and mouth harps.  His music is quite an extraordinary mix, as Johnny performs with all the exciting elements together  – like a one-man-.  He has performed at many venues:  The National London Theatre, The Mansion – London, Walkabout, The BBC, The Eden Project, Looe Music festival, The Melting Pot, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Rock Oyster festival, Sterts Theatre, World Music Rhythm Tree festival, The Gathering and many more….

TICKETS

Tickets in advance :
Members:
Film & Dumplings: £12.50

Film only : £4.00

Non-Members (includes Annual Membership fee to join C-Flym):
Film & Dumplings: £14.50
Film only : £6.00

Tickets are available from CRBO

 

Raffle & drinks

There will be a raffle, and each raffle ticket at £1 comes with a glass of wine, a £2 one comes with a bottle of beer. Half the proceeds from the raffle will go to the PPH and half to the very deserving Rainforest Foundation, who tackle deforestation locally and globally. Locally, they help forest communities to gain land rights, challenge logging companies, manage their forests and protect their environment. Globally, they campaign to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants.

We would be very grateful for donations to the raffle, so please get in touch if you have an item or voucher we can pop in it.

Tickets and food are limited to 80 this time so best get booking!

 

Screening of Palme D’or winning Dheepan + Sri Lankan thali + DJ’d world music on Thursday October 13th in downtown Penryn.

Thursday 13th October

Doors, the DJ and the kitchen open at 6.30pm

Screening at 7.30pm

Film ends 9.25pm

@ The Temperance Hall, Lower Market Street, Penryn (looking up the hill it’s situated at the right hand side of the Clock Tower)

The Plot:

Three Sri Lankan refugees (Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby) pretend to be a family as they try to make better lives for themselves in a Parisian housing project.
“Jacques Audiard’s confident Palme d’Or-winner has a rare and keen interest in its characters – a trio of Tamil refugees in Paris – and an exhilarating mastery of style.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
Click on the poster below for the subtitled trailer..

Before our screening of Dheepan on October 13th at the Temperance Hall in Penryn, lovely Terry from Salvador Thali and guest chef Richard Miles-Musgrave will be cooking up:

Sri Lankan Thali

Parippu-Sri Lankan style dhal made with coconut milk and heady curry leaves

Ambul Polos-unripe Jackfruit is cooked in coconut milk and roasted spices to create this magnificent curry.

Beetroot Thel Dala-earthy beets are cooked with gentle spices creating a deep red curry-watch your whites!

Pol Sambol-a coconut and chilli relish to adorn your thali, spicy and creamy at the same time.

Delicious basmati rice
Chutneys
Fresh yogurt

For a mere £10!

One of our very favourite people Darren Karmeloji Betts (DJ at Whiskers, Newquay, the Unicorn, Porthtowan, The Old SchoolHouse in Mount Hawke AND supporting the Electric Swing Circus in Newquay this week) will be spinning world music to munch to.

The Temperance Hall is not licenced (obviously) but there are lots of lovely pubs nearby. Bring soft drinks only, and a cushion for your bum.

TICKETS

Tickets in advance :
Members:
Film & Thaali : £14.00
Film only : £4.00

Non-Members (includes Annual Membership fee to join C-Flym):
Film & Thaali : £16.00
Film only : £6.00

Tickets on sale this week from www.crbo.co.uk

We invite you to an Indian-themed evening of award-winning film, delicious thaali and live music on July 14th in downtown Penryn

We would like to invite you to an Indian-themed evening of film, food and live music in downtown Penryn on Thursday July 14th.

‘Queen’ is a 2014 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Madhu Mantena.  The film stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, with Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao playing supporting roles.

Rani, an under-confident Punjabi girl from New Delhi embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiancé calls off their wedding.

The film is complimented by traditional Indian food and snacks featured in the film (we LOVE a theme!)..

Enjoy Vegetable or Meat Thaali:

Punjabi Cholle (chickpea curry cooked in Punjabi style with a generous dollop of ghee)

Achari Aaloo (tangy potatoes cooked in pickling spices and mustard oil),

Kachumbar salad,

Paratha (layered Unleavened bread cooked with butter),

Kaju katli (cashew sweet)

All made fresh by the clever cooks at Maha Masala Spice Company.

They are a husband & wife run business with roots in Cornwall &Rajasthan. Their authentic curry spice blends with recipes are for those who love cooking.

They will also be selling Masala Chai for £1.00 each.

While you enjoy your pre-screening dinner you can listen to live music from talented local singer songwriter Phillip Boettcherr.

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TIMINGS

@The Temperance Hall, Lower Market Street, Penryn, TR10 8HU 

(Looking up the hill, its directly on the left-hand side of the Town Hall which is in the middle of the two streets and above the Museum)

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Food and live music

7.45pm – 8pm

Falmouth University Animation BA shorts

8pm – 10.30pm

Queen

10.30pm – whenever the DJ gets fed up

@Number 20 Bar (just down the hill)

Live music again from Philipp Boettcher, drinks and probably far too much fun for Thursday night!

‘Queen’ is a 2014 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Madhu Mantena.

The film stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, with Lisa Haydon andRajkummar Rao playing supporting roles.

Rani, an under-confident Punjabi girl from New Delhi embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiancé calls off their wedding.

Queen premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and released theatrically on 7 March 2014.

The film garnered critical acclaim, with praise directed to the direction, writing, and Ranaut’s performance. It is widely considered by critics to be one of the best films of 2014. Queen won several awards.

At the 60th Filmfare Awards ceremony, the film won a leading six awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress for Ranaut. At the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony, the film won the Best Hindi Film and Best Actress awards.

TICKETS

Tickets in advance :
Members:
Film & Thaali : £14.00
Film only : £4.00

Non-Members (includes Annual Membership fee to join C-Flym):
Film & Thaali : £16.00
Film only : £6.00

Tickets from CRBO

Queen Penryn

C-Flym is a film club with venues screening films in community & village halls across Cornwall. When you join C-Flym, by paying the Non-Members price, you’re joining the club and can then attend  any of the screenings in Cornwall at Member prices

Penryn-inspired animation shorts from FU + eco-doc Racing Extinction + gorgeous vegetable thaali on June 9th at the PPH.

Join us for an visually thrilling evening of short films made by Falmouth University Animation BA students and inspired by the Penryn 800 celebrations PLUS the the award winning 2015 eco-documentary Racing Extinction, all complemented by delicious thaali made by Maha Masala Spice Company, on Thursday June 9th.

@ The Temperance Hall, Lower Market Street, Penryn

Doors open at 6.45pm for food and live music

The screenings start at 7.45pm

Tickets from www.crbo.co.uk

PRICES

£13 Film + Food + live music (Members)

£15 Film + Food + live Music (Non-members. Includes annual membership)

£3 Film only (Members)

£5 Film only (Non-members. Includes annual membership)

PART 1 – Listen and Eat

Enjoy Vegetable ThaaliPunjabi Cholle (chickpea curry cooked in Punjabi style with a generous dollop of ghee), Achari Aaloo (tangy potatoes cooked in pickling spices and mustard oil), kachumbar salad, paratha (layered Unleavened bread cooked with butter), kaju katli (cashew sweet) for only £10 made by the clever cooks at Maha Masala Spice Company.

They  are a husband & wife run business with roots in Cornwall & Rajasthan. Their authentic curry spice blends are for those who love cooking.

They will also be selling Masala chai for £1 each.

While you enjoy your pre-screening dinner you can listen to live music, details still to be confirmed.

PART 2 – Watch 

7.45pm – 8pm

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Falmouth University Animation students present films  based on stories from 800 years of Penryn’s history, researched by the students. They stretch from the foundation of Glasney College through the fire in the stables at Tremough House (now the Penryn Campus of Falmouth Uni’) and up to a more recent story of when our own Chaz Wenmoth worked as a chimney sweep. They are a mixture of the dramatic and the humourous, but all are short and snappy.

8pm – 9.30pm

Racing Extinction. An Oscar nominated (for it’s epic soundtrack) and Sundance Grand Jury Documentary prize nominated film from 2015, following undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction. 

Click on the pic for the trailer..

Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth’s history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or ‘Age of Man’, because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are the only ones who can stop it as well. The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award (R) winning film THE COVE, is back for “6”. Along with some new innovators, OPS will bring a voice to the thousands of species on the very edge of life. An unlikely team of activists is out to expose the two worlds endangering species across the globe. The first threat to the wild comes from the international trade of wildlife. Bogus markets are being created at the expense of creatures who have survived on this planet for millions of years. The other threat is all around us, hiding in plain sight.

See more at: http://www.whatsoncornwall.co.uk/film/green-film-festival-racing-extinction#sthash.NjE6OVLn.dpuf

 

 

Your invite to an evening of French music, food + film on May 12th in sunny Penryn.

Tickets are are now on sale from the CRBO website. 

Bonjour mes amis! We are going all French this time for our three-parter of absolument fabuleux:

 

PART 1 – Listen + Eat

At the Temperance Hall, Lower Market Street, Penryn. Between 6.45pm and 7.45pm the merveilleux Matt Ashdown, of Moogie Wonderland, will be DJ’ing 60/70’s French pop while you eat made-while-you-wait crêpes from the brilliant Pencoose Pantry.

Pencoose Pantry is a high quality catering business based near Truro, Cornwall run by William Marsden and his wife Nicola. They cook fresh, local and delicious food. They primarily source their ingredients from local suppliers, and use free range meat, poultry and eggs as well as organic vegetables when available. William’s crêpes are traditionally made in the Breton fashion and cooked using our free-range eggs and fresh milk.   They are served on a cardboard plate with a wooden fork and napkin. 

William is a knowledgeable, experienced and competent chef. He has cooked in a range of prestigious British restaurants including The Hole in the Wall, Bath, and The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny. Nicola has a back ground in fine art but has always loved cooking, food and parties.  

William crepe stall

You can pre-order either a savoury or sweet crepe (or both if you are seriously affamé ) and then you’ll choose your specific delicious filling on the night:

Savoury crepes @ £5.00 

Smoked salmon and crème fraiche  

Spinach and ricotta cheese   

Ham and cheese 

Mushroom, cream and garlic 

Tomato and cheese 

Our own eggs and bacon  

Sweet crepes @ £4 

Banana, brown sugar and Cornish clotted cream  

Chocolate    (real, melted high quality chocolate) 

Cinnamon, butter and brown sugar 

Lemon and sugar  

 Pencoose honey and roasted pine nuts

Maple syrup 

Raspberry jam  

If you have pre-ordered then you have until 7.30pm to collect your food. After that walk-ins will be served.

They will also have available for you to purchase: 

Carrot cake with orange and mascarpone icing

DRINKS:

Freshly ground Italian coffee 

Orangina 

 

PART 2 – Watch

We are screening the multi award-winning animation Belleville Rendez-vous from 8pm.

This animated film follows elderly Frenchwoman Madame Souza as she becomes involved in international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken abroad. Joined by her faithful dog, Bruno, Souza embarks on a journey to find Champion, and stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage. Tracking down Champion’s criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day.

In 2003/4 it won 19 awards and was nominated for 34 in total and we LOVE it.

Here is the trailer:

The Triplets of Belleville (2003) - unbelievably creative story about a set of triplets... and a boy and his bike, and a fat dog - just see it!:

PART 3 – Listen + Drink

..and the night continues down at Number 20, a mere amble down the hill, where Matt will be spinning his Francophile tunes until he gets bored, or the bar closes.

Number 20 has a fabulous cocktail list, local beers, fine wines as well as all the usual boîtes.

 

Join us on Thursday April 14th for a hot hot hot three-part evening of live Venezuelan music from Juan Graterol y su Conjunto Gozón, gorgeous Shellfish Pig grub and a screening of the brilliant award-winning Wim Wenders documentary of the re-forming of the Buena Vista Social Club.

“In Cuba, music flows like a river.” Ry Cooder

 

Join us on Thursday April 14th for a hot hot hot three-part evening of live Venezuelan music from Juan Graterol y su Conjunto Gozón, gorgeous, organic freshly-made Shellfish Pig grub and a screening of the brilliant and award-winning Wim Wenders documentary of the re-forming of the Buena Vista Social Club by Ry Cooder.

 

Tickets, which include the live music both before and after the film, can be purchased from crbo.co.uk and are probably priced at (awaiting confirmation of food prices so they may change)

Meat option:

£12 Film + food for non-members (first ticket includes annual membership)

£10 film and food for members

Veggie option:

£10.50 Film + food for non-members (first ticket includes annual membership)

£8.50 film + food for members

Part 1. 7pm – 8pm. Eat, drink, listen and dance.

At The Temperance Hall, Lower Market Street, Penryn

Nick will be serving (order prior to the event to guarantee your dinner):

Slow cooked tender and sticky pork ribs, smoky camp-fire beans and fennel and apple slaw @ £7

Or

Cajun roasted veggie kebabs, smoky camp-fire beans and fennel and apple slaw  @ £5.50

Nick will also have tea and coffee and scrumptious home made brownies for snacks or pud which you can purchase on the night.

While you are eating kick back and listen to the brilliant Juan and his band playing the Cuatro Venezolano and singing Venezuelan folkloric songs which Juan learned from his grandmother in Caracas. They have played at Tropical Pressure and Parklive and are fresh from the studio where they have been recording tracks for their new cd.

Part 2. 8pm – 9.45pm. Watch.

At The Temperance Hall, Lower Market Street, Penryn

The film documents how Ry Cooder, long-time friend of Wenders, brought together the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians to record an album (also called Buena Vista Social Club) and to perform two times with a full line-up: in April 1998 in Amsterdam (two nights) and the 1st of July 1998 in the United States (at the Carnegie Hall, New York City). Although they are geographically close, travel between Cuba and the United States was restricted due to the political tension between the two countries, so many of the artists were travelling there for the first time. The film shows their reactions to this experience, as well as including footage of the resultant sell-out concert. It also includes interviews with each of the main performers.

It makes some kind of cosmic sense that Ry Cooder, a slide guitarist, whose collaborations with Indian classical musicians and Tex-Mex stars have yielded recordings of rare and unconventional beauty, would wind up in Cuba. The island is one of those places where there are few barriers between high and mass culture, and folklore isn’t something that gathers dust in museums. For a category-basher like Cooder, it’s almost heaven.

Part 3. 10pm – 11pm-ish. Drink and dance.

At Number 20, 20 Lower Market Street, Penryn

The band will be playing the evening out at this lovely friendly local bar which has a very fine selection of local beers and a comprehensive cocktail list. Soft drinks are available! The bar doesn’t shut until 12pm but the band may have collapsed in a heap by then.

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North meets South – an evening of Northern Soul-themed movie and tunes and Southern Indian street food, on Thursday March 10th.

Due to licensing restrictions, we are not allowed to mention the name of the film but there may be a clue here on the site(shhh..).

What is Northern Soul?

Click here for a gripping half hour potted history:

Northern Soul: Keeping The Faith. The Culture Show BBC2 25th September 2013

Part 1

The effortlessly brilliant chef Salvador Thali will be whipping up some incredible, made fresh to order, Southern Indian vegan street-food for you BEFORE the movie:

Masala dosa served with sambar and chutneys at only £7.50

They will look a bit like this..

You can collect and eat from 7 – 7.45pm, and there will be DJ’d tunes to munch to. Pre-ordering is best so you can guarantee your dinner.

Part 2

The award-winning (as always!) Northern Soul-themed movie will be shown at 8pm. As we said, we have to keep schtum about the exact details, except to our members, but here’s a little bit of a review.

“every…scene showcases a northern treasure and looks, feels and – crucially – sounds true to its sweaty-hazy, slightly cramped corner of history.”

If you would like to get on the mailing list message us at penrynpicturehouse@gmail.com

Part 3

Afterwards, about 10ish,  you can slip down the hill to friendly Number 20 and enjoy more Northern Soul tunes to drink and chat to until 12am.

Tickets

£12.50 Film + food non-members (price includes a years membership)

£10.50 Film + food  for members

£5 film only for non-members (price includes a years membership)

£3 film only for members

Tickets are available to buy from:

www.crbo.co.uk/events.php?evGrp=321